Nationals honor members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors on Memorial Day
In honor of our nation’s service members, the Washington Nationals hosted the second game of their 2014 Patriot Series on Monday, Memorial Day, against the Miami Marlins.
The festivities included mini American flags handed out to the first 20,000 fans, presented by SAIC, as well as more than 200 tickets donated by SAIC to members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and their loved ones.
The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, U.S. Air Force Headquarters. The lineup card was delivered by Bonnie Carroll, the President and Founder of TAPS. The National Anthem and God Bless America were sung beautifully by Lieutenant Colonel Rose-Ann Lynch, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired. Children and military mentors from TAPS served as the Nationals’ starting eight, and the Play Ball announcement was said by Nazzic Keene, the SAIC Sector President.
Here are a few more highlights from the day: