From my colleague Michael “Mando” Anderson

The following events and remembrances are scheduled for the Tuesday, Sept 11th Reds vs. Pirates game at Great American Ball Park:

– The US Army 101st Airborne Division Air Assault team from Fort Campbell will perform a pregame parachute demonstration, landing in the outfield grass of GABP starting at 6:40PM.

– The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Pipe & Bag Corps will perform on Crosley Terrace prior to the game.

– Representing the Cincinnati Police Department for a ceremonial first pitch will be retired Assistant Chief of Police Richard Janke.

– Representing the Cincinnati Fire Department for a ceremonial first pitch will be Assistant Fire Chief of Human Resources Roy Winston.

– The Ford “Oval of Honor” will salute over 20 heroes of our Armed Forces with a pregame ceremony.  Included in this group will be Army E-6 Terrance Gragston, a veteran of the War in Iraq, who will also offer up a ceremonial first pitch.

– Glasgow (KY) Fire Chief Tony Atwood will serve as the Honorary Captain of the game.

– Honor Guards will be provided by the Union Township Police Department & Ashland (KY) Fire Department.

– A Moment of Silence will be held for all fallen members of our Armed Forces, Police, Fire & EMS departments.

– The National Anthem will be sung by Hamilton County Sheriff Court Service Officer James Whitacre.

– God Bless America will be played on trumpet during the middle of the 7th inning break by local musician Jordan Woodie.

– The Fan Zone will have a display from the Cincinnati Fire Museum, which is a piece of a steel beam from the World Trade Center, as well as the Lima Company Memorial, a traveling exhibit that remembers the lives of Lima Company, one of the most decorated units from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.

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