Raising the flag

On June 9 at the Minnesota Twins/New York Yankees game, Denny Muchow from Lafayette (Minn.) Legion Post 300 was selected to raise the flag during the playing of the national anthem.

Denny was in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1964-1967 during the Vietnam conflict on the ballistic missile submarine USS Stonewall Jackson. He received his training at New London Connecticut.

In 2010 the Minnesota Twins created the Armed Forces Flag Raising program. Each year the Twins ask for nominations. The program pays tribute to the veterans and active-duty military men and women from Twins Territory during the singing of the national anthem prior to every home game.

The Muchows' youngest son (Dana) has followed in his footsteps and is a captain in the Navy.

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