Clovis VFW Post 3225 presented the colors Saturday, March 7 at Chukchansi Park for Buchanan Little League’s Opening Day ceremonies. Buchanan Babe Ruth also honored the memory of former Buchanan students who have given their lives for our country. There is an “8” within the star on the back or side of their baseball hats, representing those former students who lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Those eight are: Marine Sgt. Matthew Abbate, 26; Staff Sgt. Brian Piercy, 27; Senior Airman Nick D. Eischen, 24; Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, 21; Pfc. Rowan D. Walter, 25; Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony “Tony” Edward Butterfield, 19; Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard, 22; and Cpl. Jeremiah Baro, 21.