Five service branches to be celebrated at Saturday’s game
September 21, 2017
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech’s football contest on Saturday against Old Dominion will mark Military Appreciation Day at Lane Stadium. All five service branches will be honored along with those who have, and who are currently members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Five select members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will join the Hokies in the tunnel prior to the team taking Worsham Field. These five students will honor each of the five service branches.
Branch: Cadet, Class, Hometown
Army: Sullivan Delaney, Junior, West Chester, Pennslyvania
Navy: Abel Solomo, Junior, Cedar Park, Texas
Air Force: Dominic Angelo, Sophomore, Murrysville, Pennslyvania
Marines: Jared Filzen, Senior, Arlington, Virginia
Coast Guard: Christopher Us, Junior, Fairfield, Connecticut
This week’s color bearers for the Hokies are:
U.S. Flag: Kyle Chung
Commonwealth of Virginia Flag: Trevon Hill
Virginia Tech Flag: Deon Newsome
As a special tribute to Tech’s long tradition of honoring the military, Chung, Hill and Newsome will present the colors to three freshmen members of the Corps of Cadets after the Hokies have taken the field.
Miles Keane Ridgewood, New Jersey
Curt Batchelor Merritt Island, Florida
Shane Schipper Frederick, Maryland
Stay tuned for other tips of the cap to our men and women in uniform throughout the day. In addition, Saturday’s game is the 2017 White Effect game so secure your official shirt at the University Bookstore – wear white, be loud and show your Hokies’ pride!
Kickoff time is set for 2:00 pm and festivities also include the honoring of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame class at halftime.
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