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"Ring of Honor Week" Kickoff Party

On Monday, September 13, the Cleveland Browns kicked off the "Ring of Honor Week" with a party at Cleveland Browns Stadium giving guests and select media an opportunity to see the Heritage Hall displays.

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    Here is a look inside the special season-long exhibit called Heritage Hall. It is located in BrownsTown at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
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    Sign which tells us where we are going.
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    Guests and media get ready for the opening ceremony for the Browns kicking of the "Ring of Honor Week."
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    Another look inside BrownsTown.
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    This was a stage set up for Browns President Mike Holmgren to address the audience, as well as Pro Football Hall of Fame President Steve Perry and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
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    The entrance into Heritage Hall where the players in the "Ring of Honor" are honored.
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    Another look at the stage.
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    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson talking with Browns President Mike Holmgren.
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    They sat together for the opening ceremony.
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    Mike Holmgren addresses the guests and media at the event.
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    Holmgren is excited about the "Ring of Honor" because they had one in Green Bay too when he coached the Packers.
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    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Browns President Mike Holmgren watch a video on the Cleveland Browns "Ring of Honor."
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    Steve Perry of the Pro Football Hall of Fame addressed the crowd of people too before Heritage Hall was opened.
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    Perry is the President and Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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    He was happy the Browns decided to create a "Ring of Honor" and even shipped up memorabilia and photography from the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio for the event.
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    It was a packed house for the opening ceremony at BrownsTown.
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    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson also addressed the crowd explaining how important the Browns are to the city of Cleveland.
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    Jackson honored Mike Holmgren with a specialy honorary award.
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    They both said they will be working closely together these next few months in creating a special bond between the Browns and the city of Cleveland.
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    Holmgren and Jackson pose for pictures with Holmgren's new award.
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    Here is a look at all the players' individual tributes. This one is Marion Motley's.
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    Ozzie Newsome.
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    Hey Lou Groza!
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    And Groza's tribute and memorial.
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    Cleveland Browns wide receiver and kick and punt return specialist Josh Cribbs came to the opening ceremony too.
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    Cribbs talking with fans.
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    LeRoy Kelly.
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    Bill Willis. Yes, the player "Willis"...not Bill Wills our morning drive host of Wills and Snyder in the Morning.
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    More of the individual tributes to all the members of the Cleveland Browns "Ring of Honor."
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    Dante Lavelli.
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    The great Paul Brown.
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    Len Ford.
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    No, this picture was not taken by mistake. That is the floor to the brand new Heritage Hall in BrownsTown. It is made of old astroturf. Cool stuff!
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    Jim Brown's tribute.
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    Otto Graham too!
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    More Browns greats!
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    Very interesting facts on all of the players.
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    Joe DeLamielleure's individual tribute.
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    Paul Warfield.
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    Bobby Mitchell.
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    A big overall look at Heritage Hall.