Sunday, October 2, 2022

Army Black Daggers to drop in at Cardinal

The official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, the Black Daggers, will parachute into Cardinal’s Richard A. Moss Stadium prior to kick off of Friday night’s game against Cuyahoga Heights.

The Black Daggers, comprised entirely of volunteers from throughout the Army special operations community.

Their jumps, which also will take place at Kent State on Saturday, and Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday, are in honor of Gold Star Mother’s Day, which is held on the last Sunday in September to honor surviving mothers of fallen service members, specifically those who died while serving on active duty.

The Gold Star service banner’s history is tied to the City of Cleveland. It was designed by an Ohio infantry officer and was adopted in September 1917 by the mayor of Cleveland, the Chamber of Commerce and the governor of Ohio. The banner was read into Congress later that month.

Upon completion of their jump, the Black Daggers will present the game ball for the Huskies’ matchup with the Redskins.

This is a once in a lifetime, unique event for Cardinal High School. Please plan to join us for this very special occasion. If you do come, please come early as we are expecting a large crowd. The jump will take place at approximately 6:50 p.m.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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