The Washington Nationals will mark the return of the Patriotic Series presented by SAIC when the team hosts Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 12. To honor the men and women of 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, veterans and retirees may claim up to two complimentary tickets for each military ID or proof of service, 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 that will pay tribute to each of the five branches of our nation's military.
2017 PATRIOTIC SERIES PRESENTED BY SAIC
This series features on-field programming and pregame assets, themed giveaways and patriotic uniforms.
The 2017 Patriotic Series includes:
- Military Appreciation Day - Wednesday, April 12 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
- Memorial Day Observance - Sunday, May 28 vs. San Diego Padres
- Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4 vs. New York Mets
- Heroes Day - Sunday, September 10 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Complimentary tickets for Military Appreciation Day can be picked up at the Grand Staircase Box Office near First Base Gate beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Maximum of two tickets per ID. Complimentary and discounted tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
2017 MILITARY BRANCH DAYS
Additionally, the Nationals will honor each of the five service branches with their own dedicated game during the 2017 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 - Wednesday, May 3 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
- U.S. Army Day - Monday, June 12 vs. Atlanta Braves
- U.S. Marine Corps Day - Tuesday, July 25 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
- U.S. Coast Guard Day - Monday, August 7 vs. Miami Marlins
- U.S. Air Force Day - Sunday, September 17 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
These games are part of the Nationals military outreach programming, which includes the Salute to Service during every home game, and the USO-Metro "Washington Nationals Children's Program" during each Sunday home game, which provides complimentary tickets to military families and allows military children to connect with peers to help make new friends. The Washington Nationals are also proud to offer ticket discounts, 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.