Operation American Pride at Phantom football game

PHOENIXVILLE - The Phoenixville Phantoms football team will present Operation American Pride, a tribute to our military heroes on Military Appreciation Night, during the Friday, Sept. 7, non-league game against Exeter at Washington Field.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

All actie and retired members of the military will be honored. There will be patriotic music, color guard, tunnel of valor and halftime tributes.

All military personnel and their families will form a tunnel and welcome the Phantoms onto the field. The halftime tribute will include appearances from a congressman, state senator, state representative and local dignitaries.

Phantom football players will also be visiting the residents of the Southeastern Pa. Veterans Center on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. as part of their way of giving back to the veterans.

The players will bring ice cream to share a treat with the residents, play games and socialize with them to learn more about their military experience.

Phoenixville head football coach Bill Furlong came up with the idea of visiting the veterans to help the players better understand the meaning of military appreciation night and all the sacrifices the veterans have made for the United States.

Persons attending the contest are urged to wear Red, White and Blue, Americas symbolic colors, or Camo to illustrate support for the military heroes.