Military Appreciation Day highlights Charleston Southern game
ATHENS, Ga. – The National Anthem and special halftime music by country music star Lee Greenwood will highlight a large number of promotions included in Military Appreciation Day at Sanford Stadium Saturday during the game with Charleston Southern.
Halftime will feature the Redcoat Band performing the hymns of each of the service academies in addition to God Bless America and America the Beautiful. Greenwood, five-time Male Vocalist of the Year and Grammy winner, will perform two songs Where the Stars & Stripes & the Eagle Fly and his signature recording, God Bless the USA. During Greenwood’s performance, approximately 76 Purple Heart recipients from the State of Georgia will line the South Sideline.
At every timeout, video and/or photographs of service men and women will scroll on the video board. These photos have been sent in by active and retired service members from all branches of the military.
At a second quarter timeout, General James Livingston will be honored for receiving the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War. General Livingston was born on January 12, 1940 in Towns, Georgia. On May 2, 1968, while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy forces, and earned the Medal of Honor. He is a three-time recipient of the Purple Heart. He was presented the Medal of Honor on May 14, 1970 by President Richard Nixon.
Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray will also be recognized during a first quarter timeout.