CHICAGO -- Two days of pregame honors for Memorial Day at U.S. Cellular Field concluded Monday with a National Moment of Remembrance, which included a video, before Jose Quintana's first pitch against the Cubs. Both teams wore camouflage uniforms and caps, along with the rest of Major League Baseball.
Challenger, the Bald Eagle, flew across the pitcher's mound during the national anthem, and there was a ceremonial first pitch by five members of the United States armed forces. They are Technical Sergeant Joseph Rivera of the United States Air Force; WO1 Gordon Goodwin of the United States Army; Taylor Bragalone of the United States Coast Guard; Petty Officer Adam Gladding of the United States Navy and Staff Sgt. Clayton Walker of the United States Marine Corps.
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