Husky baseball to honor our veterans at Monday’s games against Pinson
By Shaun Szkolnik
For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — Given that baseball is the national pastime, it is only fitting that America’s game be used to honor some of America’s living heroes. To that end, Husky baseball will be staging a special event on Monday with the intention of recognizing and thanking our veterans for their service to country and community.
“This is to show our appreciation for what they have done for our county,” said Hewitt-Trussville Baseball Coach Jeff Mauldin. “We want to thank them.”
Hewitt-Trussville will host Pinson for a junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m., with a varsity game to follow after. Right before the varsity game starts, members of the baseball team will each invite a veteran to take the field for the National Anthem, which will be performed live by Hewitt-Trussville student and Diamond Doll, Anna Katherine Summers.
“We want our players to put thought into it,” Mauldin said. “We want them to understand their freedom comes from that service to our county.”
All veterans are invited to attend both games at no expense and the veterans in the stands will be recognized, as well.