The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a light show to celebrate Memorial Day on Saturday evening.
It might be a long time before we see baseball fans inside Dodger Stadium, but the Los Angeles Dodgers made the ballpark appear alive and well on Saturday night in honor of fallen heroes for Memorial Day.
Dodger Stadium was lit up in red, white and blue from 8:30-9:30 PM Saturday.
“Each individual light will honor the memory of a military member that served our country,” the Dodgers said in a statement, via NBC Los Angeles.
Dodgers partner with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
The light display was created by the Dodgers in partnership with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS is a non-profit organization that provides support to families and friends suffering from the loss of a member in the armed forces.
Dodger Stadium represents more than a ballpark to the city of Los Angeles. Earlier this week, mayor Garcetti announced the stadium will become a Covid-19 testing site, starting Tuesday after the holiday.
The parking lots usually jammed with Dodger fans will be turned into a drive-thru testing area with the capacity to test 6,000 people each day. Appointments are available at coronavirus.lacity.org/testing or by calling 213-978-1028.
Fans who have been spending their Mondays watching the Dodgers Zoom Party will have to wait until Tuesday this week, as the latest meeting has been pushed forward one day to accommodate the holiday. You can sign up to see special guests Walker Buehler, Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling, A.J. Pollock, Steve Sax, and more by navigating to this link.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers have started light workouts at the stadium in prep for a possible second Spring Training to begin as early as mid-June.
On this Memorial Day weekend, it is important to take the time and remember those who risked their lives so we can live the life we lead today. Enjoy the holiday, and hopefully, America’s greatest tradition – baseball – will be back soon.