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Army recruits sworn in at Huntsville Stars game

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More than 40 citizens became soldiers at the Huntsville Stars game Saturday. (Source: WAFF) More than 40 citizens became soldiers at the Huntsville Stars game Saturday. (Source: WAFF)
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - More than 40 local citizens are becoming soldiers.

It's all a part of Armed Forces Appreciation Week in Huntsville.

Before Saturday night's opening pitch at The Huntsville Stars game, 44 army recruits were sworn into service and took the oath of enlistment.

The Association of the United States Army hosted the event.

Tut Fann Alabama State Veterans were being honored as well as a number of gold star families, which are families that have lost a loved one in uniform.

The patriot guard and honor guard participated in the ceremony.

Red Stone Staff Sargent Richard Scarlett sang the national anthem and Major General Richardson swore in the new recruits.

"We want everybody to come on out and sing the national anthem and have fun with their kids and teach their kids what's important, and baseball is still important and soldiers are still important and it's a fun night," said Max Bennet from the Association of the United States Army.

The event was a way to honor service men and women and watch some baseball.

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