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Astros honor fallen troops on Memorial Day

KANSAS CITY -- The Astros honored the troops with hints of camouflage in their uniforms when the Royals hosted them on Memorial Day for Armed Forces Night at Kauffman Stadium.

"When you think about the freedom we all get to live each and every day, to be able to pay tribute to the people that allow us to have the freedom that we have, I guess you could say it's a small token of our appreciation, but we all know it goes a long way," Astros manager Bo Porter said.

The camo appeared on the front of the jersey in the lettering of the team's name, and the back of the jersey with the player's numbers and nameplates. The base of the Astros' cap also was camo, with an orange bill.

"It always sends chills down my spine when you get an opportunity to speak to the veterans and just hear some of their stories, it really puts things into perspective of things that we may complain about day in and day out," Porter said. "To hear some of the things in which they've had to go through to provide us the safety and the freedom that we have, it's an honor."

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for
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