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Friday, July 13, 2018:   Mills softball field was graced by the presence of local royalty.  What is this all about?
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team was there.  American Legion Riders welcomed them.
Television Channels 9 and 22 were there to interview players.  Local soldiers attended the event.
There was a rousing rendition of the National Anthem, which was well received.
A Vietnam War veteran (on the left) threw out the first ball.  Go Wounded Warriors, Go.
Players did exceptionally well.  Their injuries did not hold them back.
Lots of good food at the concession stand, run by people dressed for the occasion.
One lady had a shirt from last year's VFW State Softball Tournament.  It is scheduled again
August 9-12, 2018, in Brainerd.
Mark Persons was given permission to climb a ladder on the Brainerd Fire Department ladder truck to get photographs.
There was a good turnout that night in great weather, as seen from up high.
Yes, players did well and were cheered on by the crowd.
Safe at second base!
Everyone loved the halftime show of patriotic music and donations for the cause were received.
There was dancing and singing to the song, Sweet Caroline.
The players could hit a ball and run fast.
In the end, the Wounded Warriors won it by one point.  Good for them!
There were congratulations on the field.
Then the fireworks began.
Fireworks were fitting for the occasion.

Quote of the day:     A fun night for all.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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