A Salute to our Armed Forces

Ohio State to Salute U.S. Armed Forces at Illinois Football Game Saturday

The Ohio State University and the Ohio State Department of Athletics is proud to honor those men and women who bravely serve and have served the United States of America in the various branches of the Armed Forces. Today, in honor of those who have served, a number of activities on the field (and in the air) will take place during the course of the game. We hope you enjoy the day.

Watch US Armed Forces Salute the Buckeyes
Watch National Anthem and F-16 flyover prior to kick-off
Watch Video From the F-16 during the flyover
OSU Marching Band halftime tribute to our armed forces
Ohio State’s Tribute to our Armed Forces
In Honor of Ray Mendoza
Photo Gallery
 Photo Gallery One
 Photo Gallery Two
 Gameday Photo Gallery

 A New Challenge (ROTC Ranger Challenge)
 With Honor (Ray Mendoza)
 A Salute to Armed Forces (Program)
 Band of Brothers (Men’s Lacrosee)

Schedule of Events (Nov. 3, 2007)

 A welcome from Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt, Ohio adjutant general, and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
 A moment of silence
 Raising of the flag
 F-16 flyover (from the 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo)

1st Quarter/1st Timeout
 Honoring Ray J. Mendoza

End of First Quarter
 Recognizing Ohio’s 42 National Guard units

2nd Quarter/1st Timeout
 Block O (American Flag Display)

2nd Quarter/2nd Timeout
 Recognizing ROTC

 TBDBITL’s “Salute to America’s Finest”
   From a Grateful Nation Fanfare
   When Johnny Comes Marching Home
   Service Song Medley
   God of Our Fathers
   Beautiful Ohio
   Fanfare / Pomp and Circumstance
 Recognition of Veterans

3rd Quarter Timeout
 Football family list of veterans

End of Third Quarter
 God Bless the USA
 Videoboard crowd shots of veterans
 A Scroll of Ohio State’s Deceased Veterans