AMERICA’S HOMECOMING QUEENS
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl Honors
Over the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s 60-year history, one of the
Bowl’s trademark traditions is its colorful and patriotic pageantry.
A wonderful part of the game day experience is the
group of AutoZone Liberty Bowl Homecoming Queens who have
come to Memphis from all across America. These young ladies are
chosen by the Bowl’s selection committee as the top Homecoming
Queens from each of the 50 states. Only the most qualified and deserving
young ladies are chosen to represent their community and
state in this national program.
While in Memphis this week, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Homecoming
Queens have enjoyed a whirlwind of events and activities.
After their arrival, they were welcomed to Memphis and the Auto-
Zone Liberty Bowl at a reception held at their host hotel, the Double-
Tree by Hilton Downtown. This event offered the young ladies and
their families an opportunity to meet each other and prepare for a
memorable week in the Bluff City.
Yesterday, the annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Homecoming
Queens Luncheon was held in honor of the Queens at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital. In addition to a delightful meal, these
young role models had the pleasure of hearing from various representatives
of the Bowl and the Bowl’s charitable partner, St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital. From there, the festivities moved to historic
Beale Street for the thrilling experience of the Bowl’s action-packed
Beale Street Parade. Each AutoZone Liberty Bowl Homecoming
Queen was adorned in a special outfit designed exclusively for the
Queens and this special appearance in the Bowl’s annual parade in
front of thousands of fans.
The Queen’s non-stop schedule continues today here at Liberty
Bowl Memorial Stadium for the 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Today,
the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Homecoming Queens will take the field
to participate in both the patriotic pre-game show and the high-energy
halftime spectacular. These young ladies will be wearing white
gowns to symbolize the “White” portion of the AutoZone Liberty
Bowl’s “Red, White and Blue” patriotic theme. They will be escorted
on the field by members of the Tennessee Air National Guard during
the pre-game festivities. At halftime, they will be back in the spotlight
as a focal point of the halftime show. They will join musicians
from across America, as well as the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl congratulates these young ladies on
their selection as a member of today’s Homecoming Queens contingent.
We wish them the best in their future endeavors as they take
countless memories with them from their exciting, fun-filled experiences
in Memphis and the 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl.