Northside honors local heroes

September 19, 2016

For the second year in a row, Northside ISD honored members of the military (active duty and veterans) and first responders during America’s Heroes Week, Sept. 19-24. Those with military ID or in uniform received free admission to all varsity football and volleyball games.

“Being in a military town, we thought it was important to show our respect to those who put their lives on the line and make sacrifices for us every day,” said Stan Laing, Executive Director of Athletics.

Before the varsity football games at Farris and Gus stadiums, members of the military were asked to go to the north end zone to be recognized during the performing of the National Anthem. Football players from both teams shook their hands, with many of them handing them little American flags or notes of appreciation.

During the halftime show, the marching bands from both schools presented a musical tribute to all branches of the military, and football helmets were adorned with an American flag decal. 

OConnor and Taft football team and veterans

Football players from Taft and O'Connor High School shook hands and handed out flags and notes to the veterans before the game.

Warren and Brennan football players and veterans before the game

Brennan and Warren High School players with veterans and active military prior to kick-off.

Veterans at the Holmes and Stevens game

Veterans, active military, and first responders at the Holmes/Stevens football game.