POMEROY — A helicopter landed on the football field, and military personnel aboard marched across the field carrying an American flag — a flag they then presented to the America Legion Honor Guard who raised it before the game.
That was the scene Friday night before the Meigs Marauder-Warren Local Warriors game on Holzer Field in the Farmers Bank Stadium. The legionnaires of Drew Webster Post 39 participate in the opening ceremony at each home game.
As a part of the program before the game the Marauder Band, directed by Toney Dingess, played a song in tribute to veterans and all active military personnel following that with the National Anthem.
Post 39 then presented a plaque and a monetary gift to Emma Perrin, field commander, for the band in appreciation of its participation in the Veterans, MIA-POW Remembrance Day observance held on Sept. 8.