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Military Appreciation Day at SIU

  • Chester native Jordan Berner, starting defensive tackle for SIU, enters Saluki Stadium Saturday, Nov. 6 carrying the American Flag during the annual Military Appreciation Day.

    Chester native Jordan Berner, starting defensive tackle for SIU, enters Saluki Stadium Saturday, Nov. 6 carrying the American Flag during the annual Military Appreciation Day.
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  • Numerous members of Jordan Berner's family attend the SIU vs. Missouri State football game Saturday, Nov. 6. Berner typically has 6 to 15 family members at each Saluki home game. For away games, 5 to 8 loyal fans make the road trips to Missouri Valley Conference locations.

    Numerous members of Jordan Berner's family attend the SIU vs. Missouri State football game Saturday, Nov. 6. Berner typically has 6 to 15 family members at each Saluki home game. For away games, 5 to 8 loyal fans make the road trips to Missouri Valley Conference locations.
    Jim Beers Photo

  • Chester's Jordan Berner (92) brings down Missouri State quarterback, Dimitri Moore, Saturday November 6 at Saluki Stadium. It was one of Berner's solo tackles throughout the game as the Salukis hosted the Bears on Military Appreciation Day. Jim Beers Photo

    Chester's Jordan Berner (92) brings down Missouri State quarterback, Dimitri Moore, Saturday November 6 at Saluki Stadium. It was one of Berner's solo tackles throughout the game as the Salukis hosted the Bears on Military Appreciation Day. Jim Beers Photo

  • A tribute to veterans by Chester's Jordan Berner is shown on the  video screen during a timeout.

    A tribute to veterans by Chester's Jordan Berner is shown on the video screen during a timeout.
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  • Zach Zappa of Chester plays the solo trumpet part in the national anthem Saturday, Nov. 6, at Saluki Stadium. Zappa, a senior member of the SIU Marching Salukis, plays the solo part in the "Tribute to America" during pregame ceremonies prior to the start of Saluki football games. Zappa was a standout trumpeter at Chester High School for the YellowJacket bands and ensembles.

    Zach Zappa of Chester plays the solo trumpet part in the national anthem Saturday, Nov. 6, at Saluki Stadium. Zappa, a senior member of the SIU Marching Salukis, plays the solo part in the "Tribute to America" during pregame ceremonies prior to the start of Saluki football games. Zappa was a standout trumpeter at Chester High School for the YellowJacket bands and ensembles.
    Jim Beers Photo

 
updated: 11/10/2021 9:48 AM

Saturday, Nov. 6, was Military Appreciation Day at Saluki Stadium. Chester native Jordan Berner, starting defensive tackle for SIU, and Zach Zappa, trumpeter with the Marching Salukis, took part in the tributes.