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Royals honor Gold Star families before Memorial Day game

Posted: 7:22 PM, May 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-28 20:32:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are known and appreciated not just for their action on the field. The Royals are also loved for their community service.

On Memorial Day before the game, the Royals honored Gold Star families — relatives of military men and women who died in the line of duty. Gold Star families were invited to pregame batting practice. They were also greeted by Mike Moustakas who thanked each Gold Star family member for their loved ones sacrifice and for the family’s sacrifice. 

Mary Nichols is a Gold Star widow. Her husband, Brian, was killed in action seven years ago. He was a helicopter pilot. Mary explained that each Memorial Day is emotional and sad.  

“You just take one day at a time and it’s hard but you just try to honor them every way that you can and, again, like today that’s what I’m doing. They’re going to honor the Gold Star Families, honor Brian’s memory and so that’s what I try to do,” said Nichols

She explained that her goal is to keep her husband’s memory alive and the recognition at the Royals game helped