Veterans, Military Personnel and First Responders to be Recognized at Friday's Football Game

Green, OH – Blind and Sons, a leader in the heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical industry is teaming up with Green Local Schools and the Rubber City Radio Group as a sponsor to honor and pay tribute to veterans, military personnel and first responders on Friday, September 8, culminating with a salute to these individuals at Green’s Varsity football game.

Ray Horner, WAKR morning talk show host will be broadcasting live from the Westside Bakery in Green from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. interviewing key individuals responsible for the expansion at the Veterans Memorial Park, local first responders and members from the city and school district. Discussions will include the role of our first responders currently serving in Houston, TX as well as remembering the events of 9/11.

Pregame activities, organized by the Rubber City Radio Group, will begin a 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Central Administration Building adjacent to Central Park featuring a food truck rodeo. The Green Veterans Memorial Park committee will be selling pins and chances to win airline tickets courtesy of Spirit Airlines. Proceeds will benefit the park. Members of the Green High School marching band may make an appearance prior to game time. 97.5 WONE will be on hand for a remote broadcast with special giveaways and prizes until 6:00 p.m. Food truck will remain until 7:00 p.m.

Green Local Schools are welcoming veterans, members of the military and first responders to be their guests at the football game. All veterans and individuals in military or first responder uniforms will receive free admission. Participants will receive free admission, be escorted on to the field and introduced during pre-game ceremonies and receive special commemorative items.

Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. and participants are being asked to report to the west ticket gate by 6:15 p.m. A balloon launch at the conclusion of the first quarter and a collection for Houston, TX is also planned.

Green Local Schools has a long history rich in tradition and honoring those who do and who have served our community and country. September 8th is a way to say thank you.

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