By Courtney Warren
The Canton Academy (CA) Panthers walked onto the field with thirteen flags to honor the thirteen fallen servicemen who gave their lives in Afghanistan. The community is forever grateful for all of those who have served and are currently serving in the military.
CA also extended their thanks to the National Guard members who presented the colors before the game. SSG. Ronnie Welch said, “We were very honored to be a part of this. Thank you Canton Academy. We don’t do this for us. We do this for every single one of y’all.”
Mary Morgan Reams, cheerleading sponsor who gathered the flag and set up the event, said, “This was the favorite thing I have done so far being cheer sponsor. CA moms donated their flags, and we were able to put this together. It made me proud of my school and proud to be an American.”