Voice of the Mountaineers: A Keynote by Tony Caridi at ALMBS, Followed by an Enlightening Presentation on Americanism and the U.S. Flag Code

Tony Caridi, known as “The Voice of the Mountaineers,” is a renowned sportscaster for West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Sports Network and West Virginia Radio Corporation’s Metronews Radio Network. Born on September 8, 1962, in Lockport, New York, Caridi’s passion for sports broadcasting was sparked by listening to the NBA’s Buffalo Braves, the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills1. He graduated from Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1984. Caridi arrived in West Virginia in 1984 and has been a vital part of the state’s sports broadcasting scene ever since. In addition to his broadcasting career, Caridi is also a children’s book author. Today, we are honored to have him as a keynote speaker at the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State.

Tony Caridi's presentation is followed by the ALMBS Americanism Team for a presentation on the United States Flag Code and Flag Etiquette. Today, we delved into the significance, the respect, and the protocol associated with our nation’s flag. The Stars and Stripes is not just a piece of fabric; it’s a symbol of our nation’s history, values, and unity. Understanding the Flag Code and proper flag etiquette is a way for us to show our respect and gratitude for our nation and those who have served it. So, let’s embark on this journey of learning and deepen our appreciation for the Star-Spangled Banner.