Rhode Island Baseball Community – Need Your Photos For A Veteran’s Day Salute To Service Tribute

To this day, given all of the baseball memories I have from attending Pawtucket Red Sox games and now making new memories attending Worcester Red Sox games, the Salute to Service portion of the games clearly stands out. You feel patriotic, emotional, proud of a fellow Coventry or Cranston or Tiverton Veteran or Active service member as they show a photo, their name and rank, and their hometown on the large TV screen in the outfield. Fans are encouraged to stand for the moments our Rhode Island (and surrounding states) service men and women are announced on the big screen and many cheer and yell and scream their appreciation. Many do not know the honored person on the screen personally, they just know that they served our state, our country, and for that – a cheerful standing ovation is the least they can do. I’m sure other parks and organizations do similar tributes. I just know it was one of my favorite things to be a part of while attending those games.

This Friday, November 11 is Veteran’s Day. In honor of Veteran’s Day, I would like to post and share photos similar to that of SGT Matthew Cooke of Coventry, RI who was honored at a PawSox game I attended about 4 years ago. I will be posting some other photos of how baseball fields around Rhode Island honor Veterans and their families. And any other Rhode Island based news regarding Veterans that you would like to share with me, send it and I will share it. Here is what I am looking for – A photo of the serviceman or servicewoman, their rank, branch of service, their hometown. Or a flyer or social media post promoting a local upcoming event that supports Veterans or Veteran services. Or a photo of your local baseball field and how it honors Veterans.

You can reach me via email at ribaseballexperience@gmail.com. You can text me a photo with the serviceman or servicewoman’s name, rank, etc. at 401.533.0913. Or you can send me a message via social media on Facebook or Twitter by clicking one of the highlighted links. Or through the contact form below. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to salute a Veteran not only this Friday, but every single day of the year!!! As you should.

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