Northside salutes local heroes

For the third year in a row, Northside ISD will honor members of the military (active duty and veterans) and first responders during America’s Heroes Week, Sept. 25-30. Those with military ID or in uniform will receive free admission to all varsity football and volleyball games.

Before the varsity football games at Farris and Gus stadiums, members of the military and first responders will be asked to go to the north end zone to be recognized during the performing of the patriotic song.  During the halftime show, the marching bands from both schools will present a musical tribute to all branches of the military. Football helmets will include American flag decals.

“Our purpose in Northside ISD Athletics and Fine Arts programs is to teach and model for our future leaders the importance of Beyond the Game and the value of Servant Leadership, says Stan Laing, Executive Director of Athletics.  “Being in a military town, our greatest role models to the idea of being selfless is our military and first responders who put their lives on the line and make sacrifices for us every day,”