Phillies Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

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Phillies Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

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PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - Phillies honor first responders from September 11, 2001, on Patriot Day Tuesday with pre-game salute and in-game base change. The Phillies will honor those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. game during the team's Patriot Day Salute. Fans are invited to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m.

National anthem and "God Bless America" will be performed by trumpeter Jonathan Packard. An All Service Color Guard will present the colors. Members of the Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Fire Department, along with members of the United States Military, will carry the 50 state flags onto the field.

As part of Patriot Day, first responders on September 11, 2001 will be honored as the Rothman Hometown Heroes and change the bases in the third inning. Among those taking part are:

Deputy Dennis Reeves was with the District Court in Kennett Square, Pa. in 2001 and along with five other Pennsylvania State Constables volunteered to go to New York, where they worked at the tower site to attempt to locate the plane beacons.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy of the Philadelphia Fire Department led the Philadelphia Firefighters taskforce to assist the New York City Fire Department at Ground Zero.
Sergeant Paul Bryant of the Chester County, Pa. Sheriff's Office was at Ground Zero with his K9 partner Azeem. Bryant will be accompanied by his current K9 Don, a human remain detection (HRD) who won the United States Police Canine Association #1 Best in the Nation for cadaver award for 2016 and 2018.


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