Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oregon's Civil War football game to pay tribute to deployed Oregon soldiers

Above: The "Sunset" patch, representing the Oregon Army National Guard's 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, will be displayed on the helmets of both the Oregon State University "Beavers" and the University of Oregon "Ducks" for the upcoming Civil War game, Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

Support for the Oregon State University "Beavers" and the University of Oregon "Ducks" among soldiers and airmen of the Oregon National Guard runs very strong.

During tomorrow night's 113th annual "Civil War" game, both teams intend to return the favor.

As a tribute to deployed members of the Oregon Army National Guard's 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, team members of both schools will wear the brigade's "Sunset" patch on their game helmets.

Twenty minutes prior to kick-off, the atheltic directors of both schools plan to present autographed game balls to Oregon's Governor, Ted Kulongoski, and the commander of the Oregon National Guard, Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General.

Opening ceremonies will also include a Color Guard from the Oregon National Guard's Oregon Youth Challenge Program.

Kickoff of the game is set for 6:00 p.m. PST (9:00 p.m. EST). The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN-HD, where available.

To see the Oregon National Guard video spot scheduled to air duing the game, visit the DVIDS website, here.


Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon Military Department Social Media Manager

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