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Recap: Military Appreciation Night at the RedHawks 2017

June 30th, 2017 by Amanda Hofland

We had another amazing time at our seventh annual Military Appreciation Night yesterday, June 29, at Newman Outdoor Field with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

The evening opened with a picnic, inflatable games and photo opportunities with RedHawks players for military families.

The U.S. Navy SEAL team of Patriot Parachuters did an incredible display delivering the flag for the National Anthem from the sky.

Vocalists representing the American Legion Post 2 sang “Star Spangled Banner,” and recruits representing all branches of the military took part in a swearing in ceremony.

Lawrence Karels, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, delivered the first pitch. Karels served as a sergeant in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 2007. He has received numerous medals and ribbons for his service. Karels also won a giveaway for a year’s worth of groceries from Hornbacher’s.

Another emotional moment during the game was when David K. Halcrow, a Vietnam War veteran who served in the United States Army, was awarded medals he earned during his service that had not yet made its way to him. He also received a new Green Beret, which had been shot right off his head during battle.

veteran receiving medals

We want to thank our Honor Star members, Military Affairs committee, all sponsors and attendees, for supporting this great event and coming out to celebrate our region’s military.

GRAND SLAM SPONSOR
D-S Beverages, Inc.
HOME RUN SPONSORS
Bethel Church   Bremer Bank   CI Sport   Dakota Supply Group
Fargo Jet Center   Games Galore Party Rental   National Hospitality Services   Xcel Energy
HOME TOWN HEROES
American Crystal Sugar | Eventide Senior Living Communities | Sanford Health
Talecris Plasma Resources, Inc. A GRIFOLS Company
MILITARY FAMILY SPONSORS
The Apartment Movers, Inc. | Aspire Financial | Beyond Shelter, Inc. | Blake Ristvedt Dental
Capital Credit Union | Cargill, Inc. – North American Multiseed Division | Crane Johnson Lumber Co.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation | Far From Normal Supply, Inc. | Fargo AirSho, Inc.
First International Insurance | Glass Doctor of Fargo-Moorhead | Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop
Heather’s Housekeeping | High Point Networks | Hope Electric Inc. | Integreon | KLJ | Lowry Engineering
Luther Family Buick GMC | Maintenance Engineering | Matrix Properties | McGough Construction
Mead & Hunt | Mengedoth Dental | Michael J. Olsen Communications | NAI North Central
Nodak Insurance Company | Red River Chapter of Credit Unions | Rick Electric, Inc.
Rose Management LLC / Anda Properties | Dr. R Twardowski MD PC | Spectrum Aeromed
Strata Corporation | TMI Hospitality | U.S. Bank | Wanzek Construction, Inc. | Western State Bank

 

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