Silver Knights game brings back many fond memories
I recently attended a Silver Knight’s baseball game with my husband’s company. It was a treat to be in a luxury suite, and we all had a great time. It was enjoyable seeing the kids of his employees having so much fun. It also brought back so many memories for me as I was sitting in the box looking out at the baseball field.
Holman Stadium is a treasured icon for Nashua and for many residents who grew up here. My earliest memories date back more than 50 years ago (not to give my age away), but I remember my first experience with the annual fireworks Fourth of July at Holman. I was very young, and I recall being frightened out of my mind … most likely why I still can remember it after all these years.
Even so, every year on the Fourth of July, we would walk up Library Hill and down Concord Street to Holman Stadium, and I became an expert in when to cover my ears.
Fast forward a few years, and I was at Holman Stadium, but this time on the field, marching with the local Drum and Bugle Corp for the Fourth of July celebration. I vividly remember having to march over the pitcher’s mound – don’t know why, but I do. I remember seeing the crowded audience and the cheering was exhilarating. It was exciting. I was proud to be on that field. Then the fireworks came and, by then, they weren’t so scary.
A few years later, I graduated from Nashua High School – which is now Elm Street Middle School – and received my high school diploma at Holman Stadium. There, I was again on the field, this time, entering into the world as a high school graduate.
I moved away from Nashua for many years, and just a few years ago, moved back to the Nashua area. The city has changed a bit, but Holman Stadium still stands as a tradition for Nashua. So, sitting in a seat and looking out at the field was a treat and a great walk down memory lane for me.
It is wonderful to have the Silver Knights playing baseball here in Nashua. Watching these talented young players play the game is refreshing. It is great to have a local sport that is affordable for families and something for youngsters to aspire to participate in. I had a great time and hope to get back there for another game soon.
May your organization have success at Holman Stadium and may the tradition live on for many more years.
Happy 80th birthday Holman!
Go, Silver Knights!