East Surry High School has announced plans to host a Military Appreciation and JROTC Recognition Night to be held on Oct. 27 in conjunction with that evening’s scheduled home football game.
According to East Surry JROTC Instructor First Sergeant Ronald Montgomery, the evening will be built around honoring those who have served and are currently in military service to their country.
Veterans will receive free admission to the football game along with free hot dogs and drinks that will be served in the press box. Those in attendance will also be recognized at halftime, as will members of the East Surry Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (JROTC) program.
The opponent for the evening will be conference rivals the South Stokes Sauras. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
“This is a good school and community event,” Montgomery said, “a nice way of recognizing our veterans as well as those who are in active duty. We wanted to do this as a way of honoring their service and sacrifice.”
“We want to encourage our local veterans to come out, be recognized and enjoy an evening of high school football.”
The evening will be part of an important two weeks for the East Surry JROTC program. On Nov. 4 the East Surry Raider teams will host their annual Raider Challenge at the school, hosting other top teams from throughout the region for a day of competition.