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Bethpage community gathers to honor Howie Vogts

At the memorial service for football coach Howard

At the memorial service for football coach Howard Vogts, who members of the current team passed behind his portrait in respect. (Aug. 12, 2010 ) Credit: Daniel Goodrich

"It was awesome being able to step on the field, knowing you are playing for a legend," Kevin Glueckert, former football player, remembered at Howie Vogts memorial service on Thursday. Mourners packed the bleachers at Howie Vogts Field in Bethpage to honor a man who had given them so much in his 56 years as the high school's only varsity football coach. "Not one person has a bad thing to say about him. He's touched a lot of people's hearts," assistant football coach of Bethpage High School, Erwin Dill, told the crowds. 

Vogts received a standing ovation and many shared memories on the day of his rememberance. To see more from his fans and family, watch here . . .

Videojournalist: Mario Gonzalez

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