ARLINGTON -- Members of B-Company of the 2-142 Infantry Battalion of the Texas Army National Guard were at the Ballpark in Arlington this weekend to help the Rangers in their observance of Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. The unit is partnering with and observing the security and medical personnel from the City of Arlington and the Rangers as those individuals perform their responsibilities during the normal game-day operations at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. This will include areas such as medical response, crowd control, security operations and traffic management. "This is an important exercise that will allow the personnel from the Texas Army National Guard to train and observe in the area of emergency response during a large scale public gathering," said Rangers executive vice president of Ballpark operations Rob Matwick. "Fans will see members of the military in uniform working side-by-side with our regular game-day personnel. The Rangers are very pleased to be involved in this weekend's training exercise."
The unit also participated in pregame ceremonies on Saturday, including unfurling a giant American flag in center field. Members of the Arlington Police Department and Grapevine Fire Department displayed the colors for the national anthem and the Rangers wore their white caps used on special national holidays.