Compassion, Honor, Respect

Respect For The Honorable!

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The Atlanta Braves posted a picture on their Twitter account on Memorial Day, showing an Atlanta fan holding an umbrella over a JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) cadet during a Memorial Day ceremony at Suntrust Park.

According to station WSB-TV in Atlanta, “The image was taken during the recognition of the POW-MIA Chair of Honor in the third inning at Suntrust Park. The chair sits empty to help people remember that even though our soldiers who were prisoners of war or declared missing in action are not here, there is still a space for them.

“During the ceremony, a Parkview High School U.S. Marine Corps JROTC member stood next to the chair in the rain. A fan wearing a red raincoat opened his umbrella and held it above the student to protect him from the rain.”

A fan named “Braves Chelle” caught the same show of respect from another angle:

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