We’re excited to honor our military men and women and their families at Military Appreciation Night at the RedHawks on August 8. A joint effort of The Chamber, its Military Affairs committee and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, The Chamber’s Military Appreciation Night will treat over 650 members of the military community to a patriotic-themed baseball game at Newman Outdoor Field.
Here’s just a few of the surprises that we have in store:
- At 6:37 p.m., make sure you’re in your seats to see the military tribute video featuring members of the local business community.
- At 6:40 p.m., be sure to check out the ceremonial first pitches:
1. Brigadier Gen. Al Dohrman, North Dakota’s Deputy Adjutant General for the North Dakota National Guard. Gen. Dohrman has served in a variety of positions, most recently commanding the Fargo based 141 MEB and was deployed in support of NATIO’s KFOR mission.
2. Master Sargent (Ret.) Eric Marts, a combat disabled veteran who was wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His vehicle was stuck by multiple IED’s and Marts suffered a traumatic brain injury which eventually left him blind in both eyes. He will be accompanied on the field by his guide dog, Corporal Deacon
- At 6:50 p.m., turn your eyes to the sky as skydivers will bring down the Red, White and Blue to join a full color guard by the United Patriot Bodies, a tri-state veterans organization.
- Join Lori Thompson, a member of our Military Affairs committee, as she sings the National Anthem.
- Be sure to check out the fly over by Sentimental Journey, a B-17 from WWII.
- At the end of the first inning, we’ll have a Folds of Honor Presentation by D-S Beverages.
- Plus, keep your eyes peeled because throughout the game, we’ll be playing video messages from deployed service members.