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Tigers to honor veterans, active military on field


DETROIT -- The Tigers will help remember the sacrifice and contributions of veterans on Memorial Day by wearing special camouflage design home jerseys for Monday's 1:08 p.m. ET game against the Pirates at Comerica Park.

Members of the Armed Forces will be honored on the field for their service prior to the national anthem. David Van Allen of the Disabled American Veterans will throw out a ceremonial first pitch to represent veterans, and Colonel David Brooks from Selfridge Air National Guard Base will do the same in honor of active service members.

All service members and veterans in the on-field ceremony will receive a patriotic Tigers T-shirt.

The Tigers will donate 1,500 tickets to local veterans and members of the Armed Forces to attend the game with their families.

The camouflage-design jerseys are part of Major League Baseball's program to recognize veterans, active military and military families. The jerseys will be sold online, with all net proceeds donated to Welcome Back Veterans.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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