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Cherishing the memories

Observer Viewpoint | Tuesday, November 15, 2005

For ten years running, I have been fortunate enough to attend one Notre Dame home game each year; sometimes you lost, sometimes you won. Most importantly you always show courage and class. We (our group, “The CT Crazies”) enjoyed breakfast in the Oak Room with the students.

I am always amazed by the respect and conduct towards one another and the guests of Notre Dame. The grounds meticulously maintained and, again, respected by the students. The atmosphere was not that of a mere college football game but uplifting to the soul! The Notre Dame Band playing on the steps of Bond Hall, the Honor Guard inspection, pep rally – all of it such a wonderful and pleasant experience.

Notre Dame lore is fabulous. Notre Dame students, faculty and athletes all are extraordinary! The playing of the Alma Mater at the recent Navy game being respected by Charlie Weis and all of Notre Dame shows the world just how much class Notre Dame has!

I moved south and am no longer part of the CT group but have memories that will last a lifetime as I watch every Notre Dame game on TV! Thank you for the memories.

Ron Blanchard Murrells Inlet, S.C.Nov. 14