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Padres to salute veterans at Sunday's game

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Padres will conduct a Salute to Veterans at Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park, part of the team's seasonlong Military Sunday salutes.
   
Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer Ed Berger will ring the ceremonial bell to begin the pregame ceremonies, which will include veterans and first responders lining the baselines, nine student veterans greeting Padres starters at each position and a flyover by a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department helicopter.
   
Pregame ceremonies throughout Major League Baseball today will include a moment of silence to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
   
All players, coaches and umpires on the 29 U.S.-based teams will wear an American flag patch on their caps, with the Toronto Blue Jays wearing customize caps recognizing both the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from the sales of those caps will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 Memorial.

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