ACC Continues Tradition of Honoring the Nation's Military Heroes at #ACCBase

May 27, 2012

Greensboro, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference is honoring America by recognizing the men and women of the Armed Forces during the 2012 ACC Baseball Championship Game on Sunday, May 27, at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch will be John Devela, a local veteran with ACC and Greensboro Grasshoppers ties. Devera is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he was an air police squadron member. He has served at Williams Air Force Base in Mesa, Arizona and McGuire Air Force base in New Jersey and served time in active and inactive reserve.

In addition to the ceremonial first pitch, the Grimsley High School Army Junior ROTC Color Guard will present today's colors. Allison Moore will sing the National Anthem and during the seventh inning stretch, sing God Bless America.

Throughout the game, the ACC umpires will also honor the men and women of our Armed Forces. The base umpires will wear hats that represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and the home plate umpire will wear an American Flag patch on his left sleeve as well as a flag pin on his hat.