Mariners honor Memorial Day at Safeco Field

SEATTLE -- The Mariners honored Memorial Day at Safeco Field by wearing the league-wide specially designed caps and jerseys featuring an authentic military digital camouflage design licensed from the United States Marine Corps, and by holding a few other special pregame events.

On the field prior to the game, the flag was presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle Honor Guard. The National Anthem was performed by the First Corps Command Army Band from Joint Base Fort Lewis-McChord, and World War II veteran Bruce Hullinger threw the ceremonial first pitch.

After that, Sergeant Leroy Petry did the honorary game ball delivery, placing the ball on the pitcher's mound to the delight of the crowd.

Greg Johns is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.