Here's how MLB, clubs are commemorating Memorial Day

National Moment of Remembrance, charitable partnership among ways veterans will be honored

May 24th, 2024

Through the MLB Together platform, Major League Baseball and its Clubs will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th by observing the National Moment of Remembrance and wearing symbolic, memorial uniform elements for all on-field personnel.

National Moment of Remembrance

  • On Memorial Day, Major League Baseball will honor and observe the National Moment of Remembrance.
  • This special nationwide effort was created to: (1) recognize the importance of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country; (2) provide an opportunity to offer a unified expression of gratitude; and (3) help younger Americans understand the significance of Memorial Day.
  • All Clubs whose pregame workouts or LIVE games are active at 3:00 p.m. (LOCAL TIME) will temporarily pause for an extended moment of silence to participate in this unified moment of gratitude.

-- Teams and Umpiring crews will use their discretion as to exactly when and how the Moment of Remembrance will be observed.

-- All games operating outside of this time window will conduct a brief moment of silence prior to the U.S. National Anthem in observance of Memorial Day.

Uniform Elements

  • As an additional tribute to service men and women our Nation has lost, all on-field MLB personnel will wear the traditional Memorial red poppy on the left side of their jerseys with “Lest We Forget” language included.
  • The uniforms will not be sold at retail to the general public.

Charitable Components

  • Through the sales of Armed Forces Day caps, MLB donated 100% of its licensed royalties to a variety of military-connected charities, including Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
  • Later this summer, youth from TAPS families will once again participate in a clinic on the showcase diamond at PLAY BALL Park during MLB All-Star Week in Arlington, Texas. PLAY BALL Park is an interactive baseball experience opening for four days in the host city as part of MLB’s All-Star festivities.

For more information about MLB Together or Major League Baseball’s Armed Forces Day commemoration, please visit: