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9/8/19 Salute to Veterans presented by USAA

The Padres are proud to honor and recognize members of our local San Diego Veteran Community. Veterans from numerous San Diego Veterans Organizations and members of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society lined the baselines during the pregame ceremony. Ray Flores, Executive Director of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, rang the Ceremonial Mission Bell. Padres reliever Craig Stammen was recognized as a 2019 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award finalist for his support of service men and women throughout the season. Mac McLaughlin, President and CEO of the USS Midway Museum, threw out Ceremonial First Pitch. Nine Docents from the USS Midway Museum took the field to greet Padres starters as part of the "Military Take the Field." Padres