The week of the Remembrance Bowl will be an adventure throughout the Locust Valley Central School District.
In the classroom, kindergarten to 12th grade students will be learning about the historical significance of World War II and D-Day in units tailored to each grade by our wonderful faculty. Local families will host high school educators, coaches and school board members from around the country who have been invited to observe and learn how to continue the Remembrance Bowl in their communities. There will be screenings of the mini-documentary “Sixth of June” by director Henry Roosevelt, which tells the story of the D-Day invasion through the eyes of veterans.
On Remembrance Bowl Day, Sept. 23, the homecoming parade kicks off from Centre Island at 11 a.m. with floats, dignitaries and American Legion guests with an official viewing parade section.
Prior to the game, there will be a Remembrance ceremony at Fred Smith Field at 1:30 p.m. followed by a coin toss performed by the American Legion. The game starts at 2 p.m. and afterwards the winning team will sign a football to be placed in Sainte-Mere-Eglise City Hall next to the Remembrance Bowl Trophy. A post-game celebration for all will be held after the game, as well.
Teaching History Through Sports
Through our longstanding relationship with Operation Democracy, Patton Legacy Sports and The Patton Foundation learned about their unique relationship with Locust Valley. In affiliation with LVCSD, Operation Democracy and the LIU Global Service Institute; Locust Valley High School will host the first ever Remembrance Bowl on US soil at their Homecoming on September 23, 2023. Together with these partners LVHS will create a K-12 Remembrance Project Curriculum that will link American history specifically with WWII, patriotism and understanding of what Americans sacrificed for freedom aligning traditional academics and athletics. The week’s events beginning on Monday, September 18th will include:
THE WEEK LEADING UP TO THE GAME
- Educational K-12 Curriculum – developed by our district teachers this summer
- Hosting National Observers – local families will host high school educators, coaches, and school board members from around the country who have been invited to observe and to learn how to continue the Remembrance Bowl in their communities
- Viewing opportunities of “The Sixth of June”, a short documentary by Henry Roosevelt
- Football Jersey Signing Ceremony – Thursday evening, 9/21
REMEMBRANCE BOWL – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 HOMECOMING GAME VS. COLD SPRING HARBOR
- Homecoming Breakfast for veterans and dignitaries
- Homecoming Parade with dignitaries and American Legion guests, with an official parade viewing section
- Remembrance Ceremony at the Homecoming football game
- Homecoming game and official coin toss performed by the American Legion Commandant at LVHS Fred Smith Field
- Winning team signs a football to be placed in Sainte-Mere-Eglise City Hall next to the Remembrance Bowl Trophy
- Remembrance Bowl post-game celebration, all invited