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13th Annual Military Appreciation Day
John Fitzgerald Kennedy said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” At Infuze Credit Union, we do just that. To pay tribute to those who serve, Infuze Credit Union proudly hosts a Military Appreciation Day each year at the Springfield Cardinals Stadium. Since its inception, Infuze Credit Union has raised more than $177,000 to honor America’s heroes that serve in the United States Military.
Event: 13th Annual Military Appreciation Day
Date: June 9, 2018
Time: 5:10 pm Gates open
5:30 pm Pre-game ceremonies including first pitches and Oath of Enlistment
6:10 pm Game starts
Fireworks display immediately following the game
FREE Tickets Available for All Military Personnel
Tickets are now available for all active duty military, retirees, veterans, Guard members, reservists and their dependents. A voucher accompanies each ticket for a free hot dog and a free Cardinals baseball hat. Tickets may be picked up between 1000 and 1630, Monday through Friday at Infuze Credit Union which is conveniently located on Post at 5000 Illinois Ave, BLDG 494, Fort Leonard Wood. A military ID must be presented at the time of pick up.
Oath of Enlistment
Before the game, new recruits take the Oath of Enlistment. The future Soldiers line up on the third-base line and receive a standing ovation from both the crowd and the baseball players after enlisting in the U.S. Army. The pledge is made by each member of the United States Military and is a confirmation of their duty to defend the constitution.
The 399th Army Band & Joint Services Color Guard
The 399th Army Band performs the national anthem in the outfield and immediately following, the Joint Services Color Guard presents the nation’s colors. The Color Guard members represent our United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. During the 7th inning stretch, “God Bless America” is performed.
Have questions or need more information about tickets or the event? Please contact our marketing staff at 573-329-8809.
Without the generous support of our sponsors, none of this would be possible. Please take a moment to thank them for helping to honor our nation's heroes serving at Fort Leonard Wood.