Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tonight's Civil War game a tribute to Oregon's deployed citizen-soldiers

Go Beavs! Go Ducks!

The victor of tonight's long-anticipated Oregon Civil War game will head to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Affixed to each player's helmet is a small one-inch decal of the 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team's "Sunset" patch. They wear the patch as a tribute to Oregon's citizen-soldiers who are deployed to Iraq for one year.

Also, twenty minutes before kickoff, two game footballs, each signed by the head coaches of both teams, will be presented to Oregon's Governor, Ted Kulongoski, and Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, on behalf of deployed Oregon National Guardsmen everywhere.

Sometime during the game, the following video will air on ESPN. It is as much a tribute to the history and prestige of the Civil War game, as it is to honor the men and women of the Oregon National Guard, who spend tonight defending freedom across the world.

Go Ducks! Go Beavs! Go 41 IBCT!

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

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