We had a great discussion with Sean Sullivan from Wreaths Across America in November 2021 about their program of honoring the military which includes many connections with sports teams nationwide.
While this posts isn’t completely a game operations promotion it does show the value of the service and the importance to honor the military in a authentic way.
This year, Clemente’s life and legacy were honored in a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the accident 50 years to the day since his death, completing a year of touching tributes to “The Great One.”
Many loved ones and local luminaries were on the ceremony program. Julia M. Nazario, the mayor of nearby Loíza, gave opening remarks, and several of Clemente’s family members spoke. The Puerto Rican national anthem, “La Borinqueña,” was performed by a Clemente family friend. Representatives from Wreaths Across America and Crowley — who sponsored two other ceremonies honoring Clemente earlier in December — were also present.
I recommend the pod (link below) to hear more about Sean’w work and Wreaths Across America. Especially if you are working on your Military Night or want a fresh look at how to properly honor those who have served.
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— Pirates Fans (@PiratesViews) January 2, 2023