Game Ball March to Honor Sacrifice of America's Servicemen and Women

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by bruno, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    "Special delivery. It may sound cliche but that’s exactly what the ROTC units from James Madison University and Virginia Military Institute plan to do with the game ball for their schools’ Sept. 19 football game.

    The VMI’s Marshall-New Market Battalion and JMU Duke Battalion will march the game ball from Lexington to Harrisonburg as a tribute to the sacrifice of the nation’s men and women who are serving in the Armed Forces around the world.

    The march will begin on Thursday, Sept. 17, in front of VMI’s Cameron Hall with a ceremony at 11 a.m. A send-off party is planned as the cadets embark on the three-day, 61-mile journey.

    On day one, the ROTC cadets will march 17 miles from VMI to Raphine where they will camp at the Cyrus McCormick Farm. The march on day two will consist of 24 miles to the Verona Volunteer Fire Department. Cadets will march 20 miles on day three ending up at Bridgeforth Stadium in time for the scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff. The march will follow U.S. Route 11 all the way from Lexington to Harrisonburg.

    Everyone is encouraged to show their support for America’s servicemen and women by cheering on the cadets during the march. To track the cadets’ progress, become a Facebook fan of VMI Athletics or follow @VMISID on Twitter."


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