Cleveland Indians July 4th military tribute to be showcased on SportsTime Ohio
JUL 03, 2014 9:29a ET
Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians recently announced their plans to honor fallen, current and future military heroes from all five branches of the United States military before, during, and after their game against the Kansas City Royals this Friday, July 4th. In honor of the United States Military this Independence Day, SportsTime Ohio will cover the Tribe's special in-park celebration.
Beginning at 6:30pm and hosted by Al Pawlowski, Jason Stanford, and Jensen Lewis, Indians Live pre-game show will highlight some of the pre-game events as the Indians pay tribute to fallen and current heroes.
Fans should tune in for the on-field presentation of the nominees and finalists for the second annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. Created to honor the legacy of Hall of Famer and Indians great Bob Feller, who enlisted in the Navy after Pearl Harbor despite a blossoming baseball career, the award recognizes one MLB player, one MLB Hall of Famer and a Navy serviceman or woman for their baseball accomplishments, integrity and character, service to our country, and community involvement. Indians Nick Swisher is among the six finalists for the Major League Player Award. During this Friday's pre-game ceremony, the United States Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will join Mrs. Anne Feller (Bob Feller's widow) and Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation representatives in honoring the worthy nominees.
All five military branches -- the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard â will present colors for the national anthem before the game's scheduled 7:05PM first pitch, which will also be covered during Indians Live pre-game show.
During the game, SportsTime Ohio will highlight the singing of "God Bless America" at the seventh inning stretch.
Following the game, Indians Live postgame show will cover a special on-field presentation as the Indians salute future heroes. Military recruits from various branches will participate in an enlistment ceremony.