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Military Appreciation Night set for Friday in Willard

• Aug 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM

WILLARD — The “The County Border Battle” will be held Friday night when the Willard Crimson Flashes host the Plymouth Big Red in a non-conference football game.

It will be Military Appreciation Night.

Here is the night’s schedule: 

5 p.m. Veterans Dinner Vietnam Era Pinning Ceremony to take place

5 p.m. Remax Hot Air Balloon on the track giving free tethered rides

6:30 p.m. Honorary Captains to meet in the east goal post

6:35 p.m. Walk Honorary Captains to their side line

Jerry Harrington and Larry Laser go to Plymouth sideline

Tom Mahl and John Weiss Sr. go to Willard sideline 

6:35 p.m. Call all Veterans to the east end zone

6:38 p.m. Introduce Honorary Captains 

Jerry Harrington, Larry Laser, Tom Mahl and John Weiss Sr.

6:40 p.m. Coin Toss

6:45 p.m. Plymouth enters field (Move to 25 yard line and face the flag) Shaking hands with Veterans lining the field

6:47 p.m. Willard enters field (Move to 25 yard line and face the flag) Shaking hands with Veterans lining the field

6:49 p.m. Flag is prepared on the field

Branches of the Military Flags and POW are also prepared

6:50 p.m. Introduction of Representatives of each branch putting up the flag and Plymouth Honor Guard

6:51 p.m. Plymouth American Legion Honor Guard

Honor Guard walks the length of the field

6:52 p.m. National Anthem

6:54 p.m. Officials Introduction

Officials will need to be at midfield

6:56 p.m. Todd Corbin Game Ball Delivery

7 p.m. Kickoff

 

Honorary Captain

Jerry Harrington 1968 Graduate of Plymouth High School, US Navy (1968-1972), Vietnam Veteran

Larry Laser  1965 Graduate of Crestview High School, US Army (2 years), Vietnam Veteran

Tom Mahl 1952 Graduate of Willard High School, US Army (1953-1955), Korean War Veteran

John Weiss Sr. 1967 Graduate of Willard High School, US Army (1968-1970), Vietnam Veteran

 

Flag Representatives

Bryan Carnahan 1988 Graduate of Plymouth High School, US Navy (1988-1994), Operation Desert Storm Vet

Randy Cok 1964 Graduate of Willard High School, US Marines (1966-1968), Vietnam Veteran

Rick Reeder 1965 Graduate of Plymouth High School, US Air Force (1968-1970), Vietnam Veteran

Mike Veletean 1964 Graduate of Willard High School, US Army (1965-1967), Vietnam Veteran

John LeClair 1965 Graduate of Shelby High School, US Coast Guard (1967-1971), Vietnam Veteran

 

Game Ball Delivery

Todd Corbin 1993 Graduate of Willard High School, US Marines (2001-2006), Operation Iraqi Freedom Vet

 

Chain Gang

Alan Babock working in honor of Mike Robinson, US Army and Terry Goodwin, US Army and in memory of Robert Pugh, US Army

Mark Cavello working in honor of Mike Cavello, US Army

Rob Cavello working in honor of Bill Ritchie, US Army

Donna Niedermeier working in honor of Nathan, US Army and Kyle Niedermeier, National Guard

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