Nov 11, 2012

Ara and his Knights


Ara and His Knights:

I had a great opportunity to be with Coach Ara Parseghian at the Michigan vs Notre Dame game on Sept. 22, 2012.  He presented the colors to the Irish Guard who raises it up the flag poll every game at Notre Dame.  Notre Dame Monogram club asked Ara's former catpains to come back and be support to Coach Parseghian.  There were seven Captains present.  Mike Townsend, Larry DiNardo, Jim Carroll, Walt Patulski, John Dampeer, Phil Sheridan and Frank Pomarico.  John Huarte was also there as Ara's Heisman trophy winner.  Coach Parseghian is 89 years old.  His mind is sharp as ever.  His body is getting old, but, his spirit is alive.  Coach Parseghian is always someone who has a driven spirit for life.  The cup is always half full.  I love the man and except for the birth of my children the most positive experience outside my family was with him and the family he created at Notre Dame.  He was what made Notre Dame so special as he would always say it's about people not about buildings or a certain place. 

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Posted by: Frank

I had a great opportunity to be with Coach Ara Parseghian at the Michigan vs Notre Dame game on Sept. 22, 2012.  He presented the colors to the Irish Guard who raises it up the flag poll every game at Notre Dame.  Notre Dame Monogram club asked Ara's former catpains to come back and be support to Coach Parseghian.  There were seven Captains present.  Mike Townsend, Larry DiNardo, Jim Carroll, Walt Patulski, John Dampeer, Phil Sheridan and Frank Pomarico.  John Huarte was also there as Ara's Heisman trophy winner.  Coach Parseghian is 89 years old.  His mind is sharp as ever.  His body is getting old, but, his spirit is alive.  Coach Parseghian is always someone who has a driven spirit for life.  The cup is always half full.  I love the man and except for the birth of my children the most positive experience outside my family was with him and the family he created at Notre Dame.  He was what made Notre Dame so special as he would always say it's about people not about buildings or a certain place.