This weekend Memorial Day was celebrated across Major League Baseball. There were fireworks, service men and women got to visit the field before games, in some cases they sang the National Anthem or threw out the first pitch and in one instance a family was reunited on the field during the 5th inning of the Braves game.
US Air Force Master Sgt. David Sims, center right, of Centerville, Ga., is embraced by his wife Robin, and children, Bree Anna, 10, from left, Brittney, 13, and Dustin, 12, after surprising his family during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, May 28, in Atlanta. Sims returned home from his deployment in Afghanistan. David Goldman / AP
Red White and Blue across the majors.
Chris Young sporting the commemorative Memorial Day hat.
Phillies players sign autographs before their game against the Mets at Citi Field.
Mr. Met is feeling patriotic.
A bald eagle named ‘Challenger’ swoops in on his owner Al Cecere’s arm as the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ is sung at Wrigley Field. Brian Kersey / AP
A Marine tosses out the first pitch before the Diamondbacks game.
Atlanta Braves honor those who served America.
Chris Sale had a Memorial Day to remember as he struck out 15.
Cliff Lee meets servicemen in New York.
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General view of fireworks at Angel Stadium after the game between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels. Mandatory Credit Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Liberty Belles pose before singing the National Anthem at Citi Field.
A festive Nick Hagadone walks to the bullpen before Monday’s game at Progressive Field. Mark Duncan/Associated Press
Mets meet servicemen and women on the field prior to this afternoon’s game.
Memorial Day ceremonies at PNC Park.
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