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Minnesota Twins honor military and family members during Independence Day weekend game

Master Sgt. Jamy Tikalsky (far right), a logistics planner with the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, throws out the ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins game along with other military veterans on the mound during the Twins? seventh annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009. Master Sgt. Tikalsky recently completed a tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom along with hundreds of other Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard?s 133rd Airlift Wing from St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota Twins used the Fourth of July weekend game to honor all members of the armed services and their families during a game with the Detroit Tigers. The Twins defeated Detroit 2-6 in front of more than 33,000 fans. United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

Master Sgt. Jamy Tikalsky (far right), a logistics planner with the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, throws out the ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins game along with other military veterans on the mound during the Twins? seventh annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009. Master Sgt. Tikalsky recently completed a tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom along with hundreds of other Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard?s 133rd Airlift Wing from St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota Twins used the Fourth of July weekend game to honor all members of the armed services and their families during a game with the Detroit Tigers. The Twins defeated Detroit 2-6 in front of more than 33,000 fans. United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

Master Sgt. Jamy Tikalsky (far right), a logistics planner with the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, shakes hands with Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins game along with other military veterans on the mound during the Twins? seventh annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009. Master Sgt. Tikalsky recently completed a tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom along with hundreds of other Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard?s 133rd Airlift Wing from St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota Twins used the Fourth of July weekend game to honor all members of the armed services and their families during a game with the Detroit Tigers. The Twins defeated Detroit 2-6 in front of more than 33,000 fans. United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

Master Sgt. Jamy Tikalsky (far right), a logistics planner with the 133rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, shakes hands with Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Minnesota Twins game along with other military veterans on the mound during the Twins? seventh annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009. Master Sgt. Tikalsky recently completed a tour in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom along with hundreds of other Airmen from the Minnesota Air National Guard?s 133rd Airlift Wing from St. Paul, Minn. The Minnesota Twins used the Fourth of July weekend game to honor all members of the armed services and their families during a game with the Detroit Tigers. The Twins defeated Detroit 2-6 in front of more than 33,000 fans. United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

The Minnesota Twins host the 7th Annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pregame festivities included Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing" and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflicts dating back to World War II. During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the Armed Services. All current and former members of the Armed Services and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game.
United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

The Minnesota Twins host the 7th Annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pregame festivities included Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing" and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflicts dating back to World War II. During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the Armed Services. All current and former members of the Armed Services and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game. United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

The Minnesota Twins host the 7th Annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pregame festivities included Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing" and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflicts dating back to World War II. During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the Armed Services. All current and former members of the Armed Services and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game.
United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

The Minnesota Twins host the 7th Annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pregame festivities included Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing" and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflicts dating back to World War II. During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the Armed Services. All current and former members of the Armed Services and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game. United States Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson (Released)

Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard carry a large American flag used for the national anthem on the field The Minnesota Twins host the 7th Annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis , Minnesota. The pregame festivities included Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflict s dating bat to World War II. During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the Armed Services. All current and former members of the Armed Services and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game.
United States Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Erik Gudmundson (Released)

Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard carry a large American flag used for the national anthem on the field The Minnesota Twins host the 7th Annual Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis , Minnesota. The pregame festivities included Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflict s dating bat to World War II. During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the Armed Services. All current and former members of the Armed Services and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game. United States Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Erik Gudmundson (Released)

Minneapolis -- Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard took their place on the field at the Metrodome along with veterans from previous conflicts, other members of the armed services and their families during the 7th Annual Minnesota Twins Armed Services Appreciation Day on July 5, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn.
 
The pregame festivities included a performance by the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band "Night Wing" from Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, a giant flag in the middle of the outfield carried by Minnesota National Guard members, children of military families standing with Twins players during the national anthem, flights by Freedom Flight and Liberty Belle hot air balloons, and ceremonial first pitches by veterans from conflicts dating back to World War II.
 
During the game the Twins wore caps honoring the five branches of the armed services. All current and former members of the military and their families received four complimentary tickets to the game. The Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-6 in front of over 33,000 fans.