Empire State Games Opening Ceremony – RFA Stadium – July 25, 2001

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Opening ceremony of the 24th Empire State Games, July 25, 2001 at RFA Stadium.  The event featured a performance by rock band Collective Soul, a flyover by the State Air National Guard’s 174th Fighter Squadron, the lighting of the torch and fireworks to conclude the festivities.  The games were held in various venues throughout the Mohawk Valley from July 26-29, 2001.