The Phillies Salute the Military

The Phillies are committed to honoring all the servicemen and women who have served or continue to serve our country.

Military Discount Dates

All military personnel, veterans, and their guests were eligible to receive a special ticket offer on select game dates during the 2016 season.

Salute to Vets

A special on-field, pre-game salute to honor those who serve or served our country was held on Independence Day.

  • National Anthem and God Bless America performed by the 78th Army Band.
  • All Service Color Guard presented the colors.
  • Veterans injured in the line of duty led fans in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • ROTC Honor Guard, made up of members of the Cherokee High School NROTC and the Benjamin Franklin School NJROTC, showcased their expertise in military professionalism, customs and courtesies.
  • Among those recognized were representatives from every conflict since World War II, escorted by ROTC members. Also recognized on-field were all Phillies' day of game employees who served our country.
  • Fans were encouraged to write thank you notes to military members. The notes will be included in care packages being sent to active military who are deployed over the holidays.

Military Thank You Program

The Phillies Ballgirls were stationed outside of the Majestic Clubhouse Store, behind section 136, on Military Discount Dates. Fans were welcome to stop by and write thank you notes to those serving our country. Thank notes compiled throughout the course of the 2016 season will be mailed to active military deployed over the holidays.

Welcome Back Veterans

On Memorial Day and in support of Major League Baseball's Welcome Back Vets program, the Phillies wore a camouflage cap and uniform showcasing a "woodland" pattern licensed by the US Marine Corps.

Memorial Day also featured a pre-game salute to the nation's military.

  • A ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Patrick Murphy, a United States Army veteran who served in Iraq. A former congressman, Murphy is currently the Under Secretary of the Army.
  • A moment of silence was held in honor of the many heroes who lost their lives while protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
  • The National Anthem and God Bless America were sung by United States Navy Information Systems Technician First Class Petty Officer Yarrick Sharod Conner.
  • Military personnel and their families were recognized, including representatives from PALS (Patient Airlift Services), which arranges for free air transportation for military personnel and their families to receive medical diagnosis and treatment, and TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), which helps family members who have lost a loved one who was serving in the military. Prior to the game, Andres Blanco, Tommy Joseph and Cameron Rupp met with family members in the program.