Fox 29 honors military with 'Good Day Philadelphia' tribute
By Tech. Sgt. Elisabeth A. Matulewicz, 111th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 12, 2012
WILLOW GROVE AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. -- For the third consecutive year, Fox 29 shut down an entire block of Market Street in front of their television studio and hosted a special edition of Good Day Philadelphia Sept. 9, paying tribute to armed forces serving our country locally and abroad. The event was first held in November (to align with Veterans Day), but was moved this year to commemorate the ten year anniversary of 9/11.
Mike Jerrick, news anchors from the Good Day Philadelphia team, interviewed members of the armed forces. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Pa. Deputy
Adjutant General for Air Maj. Gen. Stephen Sischo, Delaware Attorney General and Army Capt. Beau Biden, and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey made live appearances on Fox 29, offering their thanks and praise to military members.
Spectators visited displays and learned about various types of equipment, ground vehicles, watercraft and unmanned aircraft. They also played interactive games
and enjoyed lots of free food and beverages.
In light of the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, attendees shared photos of loved ones lost during the terrorist attacks and family and friends who served or are currently serving in the military. They talked to the military personnel and thanked them for their continued service to their country.
The event was made more special with musical performances by the Mid-Atlantic Band of the Air National Guard "High Altitude" performed a variety of songs for the audience.
Philadelphia Eagles' mascot "Swoop" and Phillies' mascot the "Philly Phanatic" showed up to add energy and excitement to the three-hour event.