Monday, September 06, 2010

Soon to be old young men

As is the tradition for the San Diego Padres, every home game on Sunday's is Military Appreciation Day. And without fail, one of the Recruit Training Companies from nearby Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, is on hand as guests of the Padres for the day.

Usually around the 4th Inning, the Marines' Hymn is played over the PA system, and as the Drill Instructors and Recruits snap to silent attention, the entire stadium turns towards the Marine Corps contingent from MCRD and starts in on the singing.

The Padres themselves join in... even the umps and members of the visiting team get caught up in the moment.

And it really is a nice thing to witness.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

That hymn probablly gives you the goosebumps eh Cavey. Fine young men!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

That hymn probablly gives you the goosebumps eh Cavey. Fine young men!

7:42 AM  

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