Former Kansas City Royals superstar George Brett was one of a number of retired players who traveled overseas to visit troops and watch the Royals as they honor the troops on 9/11.
“We’re here to offer our support to them – it’s great,” Brett said in an interview on Fox Business. “These guys are away from their families, their kids and their loved ones back home for a year, two years, three years. We’re gone five days and I feel like a hero? No, these guys are the heroes.”
Brett and the other players traveled overseas on a USO tour. Their visit coincides with the Royals’ Armed Forces Night.
According to Major League Baseball, the Royals game on Tuesday featured a special pregame ceremony to honor the armed forces. It included “a cap exchange presentation with Royals players, recognition of Purple Hearts Reunited participants, Warriors’ Best Friend service dogs graduation, a tribute to fallen soldiers, a presentation of the colors from each branch of the military and a flyover courtesy of Whiteman Air Force Base.”
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