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Nationals give free tix to military

May 3, 2011

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— The Washington Nationals gave away tickets on Monday night to service members on Military Appreciation Night — an event announced to the public a week ago.

Active or retired military personnel can get up to four free tickets for Monday’s game at Nationals Park against the San Francisco Giants.

The Nationals are wearing what they call “patriotic” uniforms — blue jerseys with a stars-and-stripes curly “W” on the chest — for the first time.

The team says planning for Monday’s festivities began in the offseason. It’s a coincidence the celebration of the military came the day after President Barack Obama said terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

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