The Reno Aces baseball team is honoring the area’s veterans Aug. 3 with its annual Military Appreciation Night at Greater Nevada Field.
An evening of activities is planned for Military Night. Activities include an honor guard parading the colors, a recognition of Soldiers of the Year and new recruits taking their oaths.
The highlight of the evening, though, takes place during the seventh-inning break.“We will be dedicating a POW-MIA (prisoner of war/missing in action) seat,” Jaenson said. “We’re working with Sierra Nevada chapter 989 of the Vietnam Veterans of America on that event and dedication,” she said. “We’ve asked the league for an inning extension in the seventh. We’ll set up all the flags, introduce guests, stop the game and read a plaque. Then we’ll sing ‘God Bless America’ going into the seventh-inning stretch.”J.R. Stafford, president of chapter 989, said he approached the Aces some time ago about dedicating a chair to the POW/MIA at Greater Nevada Field. “The Aces were very gracious wanting to do that,” he said. Stafford said the chair will be located in section 118. He said it will be an honor to recognize veterans, both living and present, and to remember those who were either captured by the enemy or were declared missing in action.