My Grandpa was honored at the BYU vs Utah game this year. For anyone outside of Utah, this is a huge rivalry and one of, if not the, biggest game of the year. Before the game, they gave a brief overview of my Grandpa's military career and honors, then he fired the cannon to start the game. I tried to get them to let me down on the field so I could get some good pictures, but no one would work with me, so I did what I could from the seats. I found a good spot, threw my 70-200 f/2.8L IS in front of my 2x teleconverter and shot from where I was, which unfortunately turned out to be the other side of the stadium. Here are the pictures of my Grandpa on the field firing the cannon, and a few shots from the game itself. This is my Grandma and Grandpa down on the field during the opening festivities.
They were put up on the big jumbo screens in the stadium with my Grandpa's name and everything.
Here he is firing the cannon:
A few shots from the game:
You can view the set here.