Rangers and employees from Minute Man National Historical Park served as a color guard for the opening ceremonies at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Thursday, July 19th. All park divisions, including maintenance, interpretation, protection, administration and management, were represented in the color guard.
The initial contact with Fenway management was made by Bob Morris, president of the Friends of Minute Man National Park, who accompanied the group to take photographs. As part of the opening ceremonies for the game, the group marched out onto the field, wheeled behind second base, and presented the colors during the performance of the national anthem. The group stayed on to enjoy the game, which ended on an exciting note as outfielder Cody Ross hit a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth.
Fenway Park, opened in 1912, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As part of the commemorations it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.