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Military Appreciation Day Events

Military Appreciation Day Events

Oct. 22, 2004

Events scheduled for Saturday, October 23:

9:00 am – Bowman Field Equipment Display Army Displays – Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M1A1 Tank, Engineer, Signal and Air Defense equipment, SP Howitzer, and a climbing wall Air Force Displays – Air Force NASCAR Trailer, FI6 Cutout, Yukon Rapture, and Air Force Andy

10:30 am – 30 minute Tiger Band concert in the amphitheater located one block from Military Heritage Plaza

10:45 am – Current military personnel and veterans from all wars and their families begin to line-up in Cox Plaza (located next to Military Heritage Plaza) to march to Memorial Stadium

11:00 am Parade Order – Riderless Horse with boots on backwards. Escorted by Tiger Platoon will lead the parade. 3 Piece Revolutionary Band Current soldiers and veterans Clemson Air Force and Army ROTC Cadets Area High School Junior ROTC Cadets Cheerleaders Tiger Band

11:50 am – Tiger Band’s pre-game show The dotting the “i” ceremonies – Family of Specialist Thomas Caughman (Lexington, SC), Brigadier General Rick Ethridge of the Air Force Reserve and Brigadier General Harry Burchstead of the South Carolina Army National Guard

A special introduction will feature former Clemson students, current students, faculty or staff members who are currently serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Bosnia/Kosovo.

Raising of the American Flag by the Clemson University Company C-4 Perishing Rifles and the Clemson University Ranger Club.

Four F-16’s from MacIntyre Air Guard Base will fly over at the end of the National Anthem

12:06 pm – A commemorative Military Appreciation Coin from the South Carolina National Guard and Reserves with stars representing (31) soldiers from the State of Maryland and South Carolina who recently have made the ultimate sacrifice will be tossed. Presenting the coin are two representatives from the National Guard and two representatives from the Reserves

Halftime – Tiger Band’s halftime show will feature a salute to all veterans in attendance and to the families of soldiers from the State of Maryland and South Carolina who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Veterans will enter the field from the West Endzone

Clemson University Air Force and Army ROTC Cadets who are Clemson Corps Scholarship recipients will enter the field from the East Endzone

Family members (wearing yellow ribbons) of military personnel (11) from the State of Maryland and South Carolina who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Bosnia/Kosovo will enter the field from the Clemson sideline. Families will be escorted by Lieutenant General Anthony Jones, Deputy Commander of Tradoc and Lieutenant General Walter Buchanan, Commander of the 9th Air Force at Shaw Air Base

The laying of a wreath at Howard’s Rock by the family of Captain Kimberly Hampton (Easley, SC). Family will be escorted by Tiger Platoon.

A 21 gun salute by the Clemson University Company C-4 Pershing Rifles

“Taps” by Tiger Band and the playing of the five service hymns as the colors are being presented by the five military color guards.

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