Lucroy was one of 15 current Major Leaguers nominated.
"It was a great time and a big honor," Lucroy said. "Tommy Lasorda was there, Sen. Rob Johnson [R-Wis.] showed up, and that was great. And there was a Marine and a number of sailors honored as well, and to be a part of that was just a huge thing."
Lucroy made a pair of visits to Washington over the winter. The other was a trip with military veterans in November on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, marking the second straight year he took part in that program.
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