Family Fun, Football, Veterans Honored during Middletown Day

On Sept. 26, Wesleyan welcomed members of the community and Wesleyan faculty, staff, students, alumni and families to Middletown Day—a day of family fun and athletic events on campus. The theme of this year’s event was “Salute to Service, Honoring Our Veterans.” (Photo by Will Barr '18)

On Sept. 26, Wesleyan welcomed members of the community and Wesleyan faculty, staff, students, alumni and families to Middletown Day—a day of family fun and athletic events on campus. The theme of this year’s event was “Salute to Service, Honoring Our Veterans.” (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

A Middletown Day  (Photo by Will Barr '18)

A Middletown Day visitor checks out the balloon animals. (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

Middletown Day at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Will Barr '18)

Family activities included a bounce house, a face painter, a balloon artist and live music. (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

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Antonio Farias, vice president for equity and inclusion/Title IX officer, spoke to local veterans during Middletown Day. “Wesleyan has a long tradition of service to the nation, including more than 80 Wesleyans who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II,” he said. “When the nation has called, Wesleyans have served, and so we honor those among us who heeded the call, and we pay our deepest respects to those who never returned.” (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

Area veterans were celebrated during Middletown Day at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

Area veterans were celebrated during Middletown Day. (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

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The Middletown Police Bagpipe Association led veterans in attendance onto Andrus Field for recognition. (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

Area veterans were celebrated during Middletown Day at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

Veterans and their families were recognized on Andrus Field during Middletown Day. (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

Wesleyan played Middlebury College during Middletown Day.  (Photo by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry '19)

Wesleyan played Middlebury College during Middletown Day. (Photo by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)

The halftime show will feature a performance by the Middletown High School Marching Band.(Photo by Will Barr '18)

The halftime show featured a performance by the Middletown High School Marching Band. (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

Middletown Day at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry '19)

Rallying from a 19-7 third-quarter deficit, Middlebury got four touchdowns to come away with a 28-25 football victory on opening day in NESCAC play. (Photo by Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19)

Middletown Day at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Will Barr '18)

All Middletown Day attendees received free popcorn. (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

Middletown Day at Wesleyan University, Sept. 26, 2015. (Photo by Will Barr '18)

Wesleyan’s cheerleaders rooted on the Cardinals. (Photo by Will Barr ’18)

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Several veterans attended the Wesleyan vs. Middlebury football game. (Photo by Jennifer Langdon)

Read more about the football game here.