By Paul Schmitt
Eight members of Forestville’s American Legion Post had the opportunity to present the colors in front of more than 30,000 fans Friday evening at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The American Legion Post 372 Honor Guard walked on the field for the National Anthem prior to the Milwaukee Brewer-San Francisco Giants game. Terry McNulty, who is the county commander for the American Legion, says this was the second year in-a-row that Post 372 had the distinction of presenting the colors at Miller Park. He describes the experience as they prepared to take the field.
McNulty says it was a great honor to be part of the ceremonial that is done prior to all national sporting events. He says the only surprising aspect of the experience was how hard the grass surface was on the field as they walked to the centerfield area. The Brewers went on to defeat the Giants four to two later Friday night.
Pictured from l-r are Terry McNulty, Bill Karas, Jim Cisler, Wayne Kleist, Don Viste, Scott Zirbel, Bill Ullman and Al Buechner