Nato Christensen and Tanner Wymer present Solon American Legion Commander Jim Leland and Color Guard member Chris Croy with a check for $1,225 during halftime of the Salute to Armed Forces game between Solon and Xavier, Sep 11, 2015. The Spartans lost the game 22-19.
The Solon football team and the Solon Football Club raised the money leading up to Armed Forces Night game at Spartan Stadium by selling patriotic T-shirts, sweatshirts and flags. The proceeds will be placed in the Veteran’s Services Fund which is used by the Solon American Legion for such projects as the Eastern Iowa Honor Flights, the Wounded Warriors Project, and Fisher House.
The Solon Varsity Football team toured the Solon Veterans Memorial Sunday, Sep 14, as a prelude to the Salute to Armed Forces game held Friday, Sep 19, 2014 against Marion. The team learned about the history of the Memorial and discussed duty, honor, sacrifice, responsibility, patriotism and citizenship.
Melissa Ashton and Alisa Ham present Solon American Legion Commander Chris Croy and Color Guard member Dan Bartlett with a check for $3,750 during halftime of the Salute to Armed Forces game between Solon and Marion Sep 19, 2014. The Spartans won the game 21-7.