In a ceremony before the football team’s season opener last weekend Chaminade High School in Mineola dedicated its new stadium to the alumni who gave their lives serving the country. The stadium is named “Gold Star” after the lapel pins giving to the family members of fallen soldiers. See below for photos from the event and look for a feature article on the Gold Star tradition at Chaminade in the October issue of Long Island Catholic Magazine.
All photos by Gregory A. Shemitz
Chaminade varsity football players stand on the sidelines during a ceremony dedicating the school's Gold Star Stadium prior to the Flyers' game against Kellenberg Memorial, Uniondale, Sept. 6.
Marianist Father Garrett J. Long reads a prayer during a ceremony dedicating Gold Star Stadium at Chaminade High School, Mineola, prior to the Flyers' varsity football game against Kellenberg Memorial, Uniondale, Sept. 6.
A Marine Corps honor guard marches onto the field during a ceremony dedicating Gold Star Stadium at Chaminade High School.
Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, Chaminade High School, Mineola, Class of 1983, reads names of school alumni who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces during the dedication ceremony for Chaminade's Gold Star Stadium Sept. 6.
Chaminade wide receiver Tyler Touissant catches a 41-yard pass from quarterback Nick Crennan in the first quarter of the Flyers' 31-13 home victory over Kellenberg Memorial at the newly dedicated Gold Star Stadium Sept. 6.
Fans congregate behind the bleachers of Gold Star Stadium during halftime.
Dedication plaque at Gold Star Stadium at Chaminade High School, Mineola.