Lucroy ‘very thankful’ for military’s sacrifice

MILWAUKEE — For the second consecutive year, Memorial Day was more personal for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who stood at attention along with his teammates and the St. Louis Cardinals during pregame ceremonies on Monday at Miller Park.

In past two offseasons, Lucroy has volunteered for a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which takes military veterans on marathon one-day trips to Washington, D.C., to visit monuments and memorials. One of the program’s hubs is in Milwaukee.

Lucroy has particularly been touched by veterans of World War II.

“It helps me to relate to something that happened more than 70 years ago,” he said. “I grew up in a family where we watched a lot of the History Channel, so being able to hang out with a lot of these guys one-on-one for two years in a row now, it’s been very cool and educational for me. It helps me to be thankful for what they did.”

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