A Night at the Ballpark
Many of the enjoyable days and nights of my life have been spent in baseball parks, past and present. Images of those days were rekindled in early November, the weekend before Veterans Day, when I attended a program at Nationals Park in Washington. The panel discussion on baseball was part of a conference put on by the American Veterans Center. Included in the excellent three-day event were dozens of firsthand accounts from veterans whose experiences spanned the period from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a smorgasbord of memories and had the benefit of expanding the mind but not the waistline.