Phillies to host Sept. 11 "Patriot Day" Tribute

The Phillies will join Major League Baseball in hosting a pregame tribute in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The on-field ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m., prior to Tuesday's Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park. The team will also salute everyday heroes who protect the community.

Among the highlights, the pregame tribute will feature:

  • State Flags Presentation, featuring local police and firemen who will carry out the 50 state flags onto the field.
  • First Ball: Thrown by Christopher Suprun, a paramedic/firefighter 9/11 responder.
  • National Anthem: Sung by police officer Brooks Kranich of Easton, Pa.
  • America the Beautiful sung by MSGT Lori McCarty.
  • Color Guard: All service.
  • God Bless America performed by TSGT Jody Johnson.