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Marines help Browns recognize Veterans

By Sgt. D.R. Cotton | | November 02, 2008

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Capt. Mark D. Morgan proudly helps display Old Glory while two aircraft from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, scream over Cleveland Browns Stadium during the national anthem November 2, 2008. The fly-over and flag presentations were both part of a Veterans Day ceremony before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens football game. The pregame also included a Marine Corps 21-gun salute, joint color guard, and ceremony where more than 100 Marine poolees restated their oath of enlistment. Morgan is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Cleveland.

Capt. Mark D. Morgan proudly helps display Old Glory while two aircraft from Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, scream over Cleveland Browns Stadium during the national anthem November 2, 2008. The fly-over and flag presentations were both part of a Veterans Day ceremony before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens football game. The pregame also included a Marine Corps 21-gun salute, joint color guard, and ceremony where more than 100 Marine poolees restated their oath of enlistment. Morgan is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Cleveland. (Photo by Sgt. Martin R. Harris)


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Maj. Charles R. Cassidy, the commanding officer of Recruiting Station Cleveland, leads more than the 100 Marine poolees in re-affirming their oath of enlistment ceremony at Cleveland Browns Stadium Nov. 2, 2008 in a Veterans Day ceremony before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens football game. The pregame also included a fly-over of two F/A-18 Hornets provided by Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; Marine Corps 21-gun salute, America-shaped flag, and a joint color guard.

Maj. Charles R. Cassidy, the commanding officer of Recruiting Station Cleveland, leads more than the 100 Marine poolees in re-affirming their oath of enlistment ceremony at Cleveland Browns Stadium Nov. 2, 2008 in a Veterans Day ceremony before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens football game. The pregame also included a fly-over of two F/A-18 Hornets provided by Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; Marine Corps 21-gun salute, America-shaped flag, and a joint color guard. (Photo by Sgt. Martin R. Harris)


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Maj. Charles R. Cassidy, the commanding officer of Recruiting Station Cleveland, leads more than the 100 Marine poolees in re-affirming their oath of enlistment at Cleveland Browns Stadium Nov. 2, 2008 in a Veterans Day ceremony before Cleveland Browns played the Baltimore Ravens. The pregame also included a fly-over of two F/A-18 Hornets provided by Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; Marine Corps 21-gun salute, America-shaped flag, and a joint color guard.

Maj. Charles R. Cassidy, the commanding officer of Recruiting Station Cleveland, leads more than the 100 Marine poolees in re-affirming their oath of enlistment at Cleveland Browns Stadium Nov. 2, 2008 in a Veterans Day ceremony before Cleveland Browns played the Baltimore Ravens. The pregame also included a fly-over of two F/A-18 Hornets provided by Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; Marine Corps 21-gun salute, America-shaped flag, and a joint color guard. (Photo by Sgt. Martin R. Harris)


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Sgt. S.C. Block leads the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, rifle detail as they prepare to march out for a 21-gun pregame salute Nov. 2, 2008, at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The pregame also included a joint-service color guard, re-affirmation ceremony, flag presentation and an F/A-18 Hornet fly-over.

Sgt. S.C. Block leads the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, rifle detail as they prepare to march out for a 21-gun pregame salute Nov. 2, 2008, at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The pregame also included a joint-service color guard, re-affirmation ceremony, flag presentation and an F/A-18 Hornet fly-over. (Photo by Sgt. D.R. Cotton)


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Staff Sgt. Bill Lemasters, Recruiting Sub-station Medina staff noncommissioned officer in charge, stand at attention while Recruiting Station Cleveland poolees re-affirm their oath of enlistment before an NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium Nov. 2, 2008. More than 100 poolees made their re-affirmation before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens game during a ceremony that also featured a 21-gun salute, color guard, F/A-18 Hornet fly-over and a flag presentation.

Staff Sgt. Bill Lemasters, Recruiting Sub-station Medina staff noncommissioned officer in charge, stand at attention while Recruiting Station Cleveland poolees re-affirm their oath of enlistment before an NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium Nov. 2, 2008. More than 100 poolees made their re-affirmation before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens game during a ceremony that also featured a 21-gun salute, color guard, F/A-18 Hornet fly-over and a flag presentation. (Photo by Sgt. D.R. Cotton)


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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns hosted more than 100 Marine poolees, 25 local Marines and other servicemembers for a Veterans Day pre-game celebration at the Browns’ stadium Nov. 2, 2008.

The celebration consisted of the poolees re-affirming their oath of enlistment, a multiple-flag presentation, a joint-service color guard, a Marine jet fly-over, and a Marine 21-gun salute before the Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL game.

"The Browns are a great organization to work with," said Maj. Charles Cassidy, Recruiting Station Cleveland commander. "They like to show their support for all armed services."

The crowd at the game "high-fived" and cheered the Marines and other servicemembers, as they took the field.

Cassidy said events like this are a great opportunity for poolees to see how the public appreciates the Marines.

"It starts the poolees in showing pride in the Marine Corps, even before joining," said Staff Sgt. Timothy Johnson, staff noncommissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Sub-station Medina.

The poolees and servicemembers from the RS Cleveland area displayed the Cleveland Browns flag and after that, a U.S. flag, shaped like the U.S., was presented during the national anthem.

"I think it was a good evolution, a good thing for everyone involved," Johnson said.

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, presented the 21-gun salute, made up with the Marie Corps portion of the color guard and teamed up with Marines from Cleveland Defense Finance and Accounting Service for the Marine Corps star-shaped flag display during the national anthem. Five star-shaped flags representing each of the five services: Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.

Marines from All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, flew over Browns stadium during the final notes of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in two F/A-18 Hornets.



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