Thursday, September 8, 2011

WHAT: The Angels and New York Yankees will recognize the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks by honoring the memory of the victims and recognizing the survivors with a special pregame ceremony.

WHEN: Prior to the start of the Angels’ game vs. the New York Yankees on Sunday, September 11th at 12:35 PM.

WHO: The ceremony will include six first pitch participants who will throw to Torii Hunter, Mike Scioscia, Jered Weaver, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.

Joe Torillo is a retired New York Fire Department Lieutenant and a survivor of the attack on the World Trade Center. Robert Schiavone is currently a member of the Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff’s Department, but in 2001 he was a member of NYFD, Ladder Company 39. Schiavone was part of the rescue mission when the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Christopher Suprun is a first responder firefighter/paramedic from North Carolina who responded to the attack on the Pentagon. Suprun aided with the rescue and recovery in Washington, D.C. Navy Seals VR Mike Murphy, Eric Franssens and Chet Henderson, each of whom have served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The national anthem will be performed by the Orange County Sheriff Bugle Corps. The Orange County Fire Authority Color Guard will present our nation’s colors while 250 local police, fire and military volunteers unfurl a giant American flag in the outfield.
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