Lincoln-Way Central to host "Salute to Service" Football Game with special guestWednesday, September 13, 2017
On Friday, September 22, Lincoln-Way Central will host a “Salute to Service” Football Game against Lincoln-Way East.
Chicago Blackhawks singer, Jim Cornelison, will sing the national anthem for the Salute to Service night to kick off the game and to honor the many veterans and survivors the event is dedicated to.
Throughout this week, the Athletic Department at Lincoln-Way Central will be selling T-shirts to the entire student body in the main cafeteria during lunch periods. The cost of the shirt is $10.00 and proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Honor Flight Network.
"Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans--World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation--and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out."
The game will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Lincoln-Way Central. The Varsity Football Team will carry miniature American flags into the stadium and hand them to members of the student section.