Savannah State University NROTC Celebrated 50th Anniversary with Armed Forces Night Last Saturday, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Savannah State University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), all men and women who serve in the U.S. military were honored during Armed Forces Night. The event tool place at Theodore A. Wright Stadium during the football game against Livingstone College.
A special halftime recognition ceremony was planned to honor all military personnel and recognize NROTC midshipmen, officer candidates (students) in training. Savannah State’s Powerhouse of the South marching band performed. Service members, as well as alumni, were invited to sit in a designated area during the game.
“The Tiger Battalion is proud to stand with Tiger Nation in paying homage to all active, reserve, and retired armed forces members,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Stephen A. Flaherty, Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science. “Given the occasion, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Tiger Battalion honors and remembers the Americans who perished in the attacks, and those who served in the pursuing conflicts. We will never forget.”
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The mission of the university’s NROTC program is to develop young men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and to instill in them the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment for leadership positions in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.