WWII vets honored ahead of 75th anniversary of D-Day

WWII vets honored ahead of 75th anniversary of D-Day
More than a dozen WWII veterans got to enjoy a Bats game and were honored on the field.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - With Thursday being the 75th anniversary of D-Day, World War II veterans were honored by the Louisville Bats and Louisville Slugger Museum.

As a part of Operation Bravo Zulu, presented by Honor Flight Bluegrass, the museum had a special exhibit Wednesday afternoon for veterans.

All WWII veterans and their families received free admission to the tour. The tour included actual gunstock made by H & B during the war, photographs showing gunstock production and info on Major League Baseball players who served in the war.

This is not the first time the Louisville Slugger Factory has been tied to WWII; during the war they pitched in by making gunstock.

Later in the day Wednesday, several veterans were honored on the field at the Louisville Bats game.

Ernie Micah got to try his hand at throwing out the first pitch at the Bats game. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Ernie Micah got to try his hand at throwing out the first pitch at the Bats game. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Many of them got to try their hand at throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, including 101-year-old Ernie Micah.

He may walk with a cane, but he got serious about that pitch!

“Never would believe in my life that I would be out here throwing a first pitch at a ball game,” Micah told WAVE 3 News.

The Frazier History Museum also hosted the veterans on Wednesday.

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