The Washington Nationals will mark the return of the Patriotic Series presented by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) when the team hosts Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 27. To pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the U.S. military, the Nationals will offer complimentary tickets to military service members and their families for Wednesday's game. Active duty service members, dependents, reservists and retirees may claim up to two complimentary tickets for each military ID and purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate.
The team will also again host Military Branch Days, a special series of games throughout the season delivered by UPS that will pay tribute to each of the five branches of our nation's military.
2016 PATRIOTIC SERIES PRESENTED BY SAIC
This series utilizes on-field programming and pregame assets, themed giveaways and patriotic uniforms to honor service members and their families.
The 2016 Patriotic Series includes:
- Military Appreciation Day - Wednesday, April 27 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
- Memorial Day Observance - Sunday, May 29 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
- Independence Day - Monday, July 4 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
- Heroes Day - Sunday, September 11 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
As part of Wednesday's Military Appreciation Day, complimentary and discounted military tickets will be available to service members and their families with military ID at the Grand Staircase Box Office near First Base Gate beginning at 4:00 p.m. All seating is subject to availability. Complimentary and discounted tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
2016 MILITARY BRANCH DAYS DELIVERED BY UPS
Additionally, the Nationals will honor each of the five service branches with their own dedicated game during the 2016 season. Representatives from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force will participate in the pregame ceremonies and special guests from each respective branch will be in attendance at each game.
Military branch days include:
- U.S. Navy Day - Tuesday, May 10 vs. Detroit Tigers
- U.S. Army Day - Tuesday, June 28 vs. New York Mets
- U.S. Marine Corps Day - Wednesday, July 20 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
- U.S. Coast Guard Day - Friday, August 5 vs. San Francisco Giants
- U.S. Air Force Day - Wednesday, September 14 vs. New York Mets
These games are part of the Nationals military outreach programming, which includes the Salute to Service during every home game, and the USO-Metro "Me and a Friend" program during each Sunday home game, which offers military children complimentary tickets for themselves and friends. The Washington Nationals are proud to offer ticket discounts of up to 30 percent, including a credit of up to $10 for food, beverage and merchandise to service members (active duty, reservist, veteran and retiree), government employees, first responders and public school teachers. Tickets are available through nationals.com/govx.