4,400 participate in rare honor to the Watervliet Arsenal

By John B. SnyderJuly 20, 2010

Arsenal Appreciation Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats provided moments in time where all else didn't matter.
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Last year, the Arsenal had its first Arsenal Appreciation Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball organization in Troy, N.Y.  For that game, former arsenal commander threw out the first pitch, a pitch that had gophers scrambling for their lives.  Fast forward to July 18, 2010, new arsenal commander Col. Mark F. Migaleddi threw a strike.  Redemption is sweet."
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Last year, the Arsenal had its first Arsenal Appreciation Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball organization in Troy, N.Y. For that game, former arsenal commander threw out the first pitch, a pitch that had gophers scrambling for their lives. Fast forward to July 18, 2010, new arsenal commander Col. Mark F. Migaleddi threw a strike. Redemption is sweet." (Photo Credit: John B. Snyder) VIEW ORIGINAL
More than 4,400 from the local community will participate in the honoring of the Watervliet Arsenal workforce during the 2nd Annual Arsenal Appreciation Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Organization on Sunday, July 18.  Not only will the ValleyCats read public affairs announcements throughout the game about the
Arsenal, but also new commander, Colonel Mark Migaleddi will throw out the first pitch.  Three hundred of the Arsenal's workforce will be invited onto the field for pregame recognition, as well as for unfurling a 50' National Flag and singing the National Anthem.  The ValleyCats are the Houston
Astro's minor league team based in Troy, N.Y.  
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3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – More than 4,400 from the local community will participate in the honoring of the Watervliet Arsenal workforce during the 2nd Annual Arsenal Appreciation Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Organization on Sunday, July 18. Not only will the ValleyCats read public affairs announcements throughout the game about the Arsenal, but also new commander, Colonel Mark Migaleddi will throw out the first pitch. Three hundred of the Arsenal's workforce will be invited onto the field for pregame recognition, as well as for unfurling a 50' National Flag and singing the National Anthem. The ValleyCats are the Houston Astro's minor league team based in Troy, N.Y. " (Photo Credit: John B. Snyder) VIEW ORIGINAL
Karol-Anne Madulka, from the Army's Benet Labs, stands with sons prior to the Arsenal Appreciation Night at the ValleyCats.
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Suzanne Delaney only began working at the Watervliet Arsenal three months ago, but that didn't stop her from representing the Arsenal by singing the National Anthem at the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Arsenal Appreciation Night on July 18, 2010.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Suzanne Delaney only began working at the Watervliet Arsenal three months ago, but that didn't stop her from representing the Arsenal by singing the National Anthem at the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Arsenal Appreciation Night on July 18, 2010. (Photo Credit: John B. Snyder) VIEW ORIGINAL