Red Sox Announce Details Of Opening Day Ceremonies

BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox have announced most of the details of Friday’s opening day ceremonies.

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●  National Anthem: The United States Navy Band will perform the National Anthem.

●  Flyover: The flyover will be performed by four F-16 fighter jets from the Vermont Air National Guard. The “Green Mountain Boys” will perform the flyover at the conclusion of the National Anthem.

●  Moments of Silence: Two separate moments of silence will be held prior to the game. The first is in honor of the victims from the recent tragic events in Japan and the other will be in memory of Red Sox Hall of Famer, James “Lou” Gorman.

●  Playing of Taps: The playing of Taps will be performed by a United States Navy Band Trumpet Player in honor of the passing of James “Lou” Gorman.

The Red Sox have not yet reavealed who will sing the national anthem.

The team is requesting that fans take their seats by 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon to enjoy the Opening Day pre-game ceremonies.

  • RemCat

    I think the best way to open the game would be to bring Francona & the Choke-
    Artists out of the dugout, line up on the first base line and throw chocolate cream pies in their faces. They totally deserve it. They may look sad but they’re all laughing all the way to the bank

  • Cinque

    The way these bums are disgracing their uniforms, they should play TAPS before the game.

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  • Ron

    I say let Christina Aguilera take another shot at the National Anthem. She deserves a chance to redeem herself. So long as all attendees are also given a free baseball before the game. That would make for some lively footage.

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  • sam

    What time is the flyover supposed to be at

    • Juiceman

      I am with Sam, WHAT TIME IS THE FLYOVER?

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