Independence Day Weekend
Independence Day weekend saw two rides to the ballpark. Friday night with my brother Tony and Sunday afternoon with Rebecca. Major League Baseball honors the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces every year that particular weekend, so the usual pageantry of attending a baseball game was enhanced. Friday night's game had a USAF Reservist from Los Alamitos Air Station perform the National Anthem and he excelled beyond any amateur I have ever heard at any event. The standing ovation for his performance lasted well into the fly-over by two USAFR UH-60 helicopters. Sunday's game featured an Honor Guard and additional crewmen unfurling a large flag on the field from a local Coast Guard Cutter. We enjoyed the extra pageantry and also remembered to appreciate the freedom provided by those who serve.