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9/11 Memorial, MLB Honor Military Heroes

Some of the veterans on the memorial plaza. (photo by Lauren Weisberg) Some of the veterans on the memorial plaza. (photo by Lauren Weisberg)

Thirty military veterans visited the 9/11 Memorial on July 14; each received American flags that were flown over the memorial on Sept. 11, 2012.

Major League Baseball and People Magazine are recognizing the military heroes, who represent each of the MLB teams as part of the buildup to the July 16 All-Star Game at Citi Field in Flushing, N. Y.

The group was escorted in part by four memorial Visitor Services hosts who served in the military: Ricardo Benejam, Stephen Rodriguez, Thomas Mariani, and Tom Brown.

By Anthony Guido, 9/11 Memorial Communications Manager