Clemson to Honor Military on Saturday

Clemson will honor its military history on Saturday prior to and during the Clemson vs. Maryland football game at Death Valley. The university was a military college from its opening in 1889 to 1955.

The following is a list of activities planned for Saturday's Military Appreciation day:

  • The Clemson Scroll of Honor will be displayed on Pawvision, listing 459 known Clemson alumni who have given their lives in service during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Afghanistan, and peacetime operations.
  • "Dotting the 'i'" will be the family of Daniel G. McCollum, Clemson University class of 1996. McCollum's wife (Jennifer) and son (Daniel) are joined by his parents and brother at Saturday's game.
  • A game ball, American Flag (33' x 66'), and Tiger Paw flag (10' x 15') will be parachuted into the stadium during pregame ceremonies by a Green Beret Parachute team from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Military hymns will be played at halftime, as we ask veterans from each branch to stand and be recognized during their hymn.
  • A Garrison flag will be unfurled at halftime.
  • The Upstate United Pipe Band will perform "Amazing Grace" after a 21-gun salute at halftime.
  • Names of Clemson ROTC Scholarship cadets will be listed on Pawvision.
  • The are static military displays on Bowman Field in front of Tillman Hall.
  • All Clemson players have an American flag displayed on the back of their helmets.
  • Approximately 500 Junior ROTC cadets will be seated together in the stadium.
  • Over 10,000 Clemson alumni have served in military action.

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