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White Sox pregame activities/Memorial Day, May 26, 2014

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Monday, May 26, 1:10 p.m. vs. Cleveland

Memorial Day - Military Appreciation

National Anthem by U.S. Army Herald Trumpets

Ceremonial first pitch by U.S. Army veteran Milton Greenfield

 

The White Sox celebrate Memorial Day by honoring members of the United States military who have sacrificed their lives to serve our country. 

 

The White Sox, along with Major League Baseball, will observe a national moment of remembrance prior to the game. 

 

Challenger, a bald eagle trained for free-flight, will be included in the pregame ceremonies as the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets perform the National Anthem. 

 

In addition to the Hero of the Game that takes place during the third inning, eight service men will be honored as they take the field to greet White Sox players at their starting positions. 

 

U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States, will be performing the National Anthem. The ensemble was founded in 1959 to add splendor to official military ceremonies.

 

Milton Greenfield, United States Army World War II veteran, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Greenfield has received numerous awards and decorations for his service, including two Purple Hearts for his heroic actions at the Battle of Normandy and Bastogne. His service also includes fighting at the Battle of the Bulge, pulling two men out of a burning tank and carrying a wounded man under fire nearly 175 yards through the snow.

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