Airmen Hold Giant Flag at Center Field for Twins' Home Opener
By Senior Master Sgt. Mark Moss, 133rd Airlfit Wing
/ Published April 14, 2009
Minneapolis -- Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minnesota joined over two dozen other members of the Minnesota National Guard on April 6, 2009 to hold a giant flag on the field of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for the home opener of the Minnesota Twins. The honors have become a tradition with Guardsmen participating in the event many times in recent years.
The Minnesota Twins baseball team enjoys a strong relationship with the Minnesota National Guard and regularly highlights deployed Airmen and Soldiers and their families, especially since 2002 when current operations began in Southwest Asia.
This was the last home opener in the Metrodome with outdoor play in Target Field scheduled to begin next year. There were over 24,600 fans attending the game against the Seattle Mariners. The Twins lost the game to Seattle, 1-6.