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Red Sox to honor military on Memorial Day


BOSTON -- For their Memorial Day tribute before Monday night's game against the Phillies at Fenway Park, the Red Sox will recognize several Gold Star wives.

The color guard will be performed by the West Roxbury VFW Post 2902. The national anthem will be performed by New Hampshire Army National Guard First Class Sergeant Michelle Lowes.

The first pitch will be thrown by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Vic Beck.

There will be a hats off to heroes tribute at the end of the fourth, with Ann Brown, U.S. Army SGT First Class, being honored. God Bless America will be performed by Lowes before the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Red Sox will have a large American flag on display, accompanied by members of Hanscom Air Force base.

The Red Sox will wear specially designed caps and jerseys.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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