An evening to remember at WHS


The American flag shows through the “smoke” (actually powder) amidst the WHS students.


Diane Borton photo

It was a special evening Friday at Wilmington High School’s Alumni Field, where the Hurricane hosted the first varsity game there since 2007. School, staff and students — from the team to the band and beyond — commemorated the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Shown, the WHS student section does its own red, white and blue tribute using colored powder.


Linda Rinehart | News Journal

Veteran Josh Sams was among those honored Friday evening before the football game at Wilmington High School. Sams lost both legs while on his third deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. He now walks with prosthetic legs.


Linda Rinehart | News Journal

First responders were honored at Alumni Field Friday night.


Linda Rinehart | News Journal

Hurricane students “stream” into a patriotic display.


Linda Rinehart | News Journal

Wilmington students cheer at the game.


Linda Rinehart | News Journal

The American flag shows through the “smoke” (actually powder) amidst the WHS students.

It was a special evening Friday at Wilmington High School’s Alumni Field, where the Hurricane hosted the first varsity game there since 2007. School, staff and students — from the team to the band and beyond — commemorated the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Shown, the WHS student section does its own red, white and blue tribute using colored powder.

Veteran Josh Sams was among those honored Friday evening before the football game at Wilmington High School. Sams lost both legs while on his third deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. He now walks with prosthetic legs.

First responders were honored at Alumni Field Friday night.

Hurricane students “stream” into a patriotic display.

Wilmington students cheer at the game.

The American flag shows through the “smoke” (actually powder) amidst the WHS students.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_WHS-flag21.jpgThe American flag shows through the “smoke” (actually powder) amidst the WHS students. Diane Borton photo

It was a special evening Friday at Wilmington High School’s Alumni Field, where the Hurricane hosted the first varsity game there since 2007. School, staff and students — from the team to the band and beyond — commemorated the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Shown, the WHS student section does its own red, white and blue tribute using colored powder.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_WHS-powder21.jpgIt was a special evening Friday at Wilmington High School’s Alumni Field, where the Hurricane hosted the first varsity game there since 2007. School, staff and students — from the team to the band and beyond — commemorated the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Shown, the WHS student section does its own red, white and blue tribute using colored powder. Linda Rinehart | News Journal

Veteran Josh Sams was among those honored Friday evening before the football game at Wilmington High School. Sams lost both legs while on his third deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. He now walks with prosthetic legs.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_WHSsams21.jpgVeteran Josh Sams was among those honored Friday evening before the football game at Wilmington High School. Sams lost both legs while on his third deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. He now walks with prosthetic legs. Linda Rinehart | News Journal

First responders were honored at Alumni Field Friday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_WHSresponders21.jpgFirst responders were honored at Alumni Field Friday night. Linda Rinehart | News Journal

Hurricane students “stream” into a patriotic display.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_WHS-streamers21.jpgHurricane students “stream” into a patriotic display. Linda Rinehart | News Journal

Wilmington students cheer at the game.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_WHS-students2_32281.jpgWilmington students cheer at the game. Linda Rinehart | News Journal