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Padres to hold Marine Corps Appreciation Day Sunday

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Sunday will be Marine Corps Appreciation Day at Petco Park when the San Diego Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds.

A pregame ceremony will include a celebration of the centennial of Marine Corps aviation with 100 Marines from Air Station Miramar and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which just returned from a seven-month deployment.

Marine athletes from Wounded Warrior Battalion West who competed in the 2012 Warrior Games will be recognized for their achievements, along with their coaches and families. Cpl. Nick Kimmel of Wounded Warrior Battalion West will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

The national anthem will be performed by the Marine Band San Diego. The ceremony will conclude with a flyover of aircraft from Air Station Miramar.

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