Salute to Service - Oakland Braves Football Event
By Photographer Frank Di Pentima
October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Oakland Recreation Program held a Salute to Service night before the start of tonight’s football game. Prior to the start of the game the Braves hosted many veterans from in and around Oakland who have served out Country in various branches of the armed services. A number of local hero’s where honorary captains for tonight’s game and where introduced on the field and escorted to the 50-yard line to participate in the opening ceremonies.

The Marine Corps Lakeland Detachment 744 provided the Honor and Color guards for the game and the National Anthem was played on the bugle by Quartermaster Ken Gysbers.

The New Jersey State Police did a flyover of the filed in one of their helicopters.

Members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department supported the event by hanging a giant American Flag over the filed to honor the Salute to Service event.