Hampton, NH Honor Guard Presents Colors for Red Sox at Fenway Park
The Hampton Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors after the national anthem at Fenway Park Sunday afternoon prior to the Red Sox-Phillies game.
Six of the unit's eight active members stood at attention in front of the Green Monster holding the U.S., New Hampshire, National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial and Blue Line Memorial flags. It was the guard's second appearance for the Red Sox and a far bigger audience than they have when presenting at Hampton Youth Association events.
Twelve members are on the roster.
"Once we did it the first time they asked if we'd like to come back again and we said, 'Absolutely. It's an honor to be able to do something like that.' They reached out and asked if we'd be interested in doing Sunday's game," Hampton Deputy Police Chief Alex Reno told Seacoast Current.
Reno is a former member of the Guard.
They've also presented the colors for the Bruins at Boston Garden without much notice.
"The Bruins were like 'Hey, can you come down in two days and do this and we were said, 'Yep. Sure. We'll do it,'" Reno said.
Christine Singleton of Hampton was at the game and was pleasantly surprised to see her town representing.
"Surprised and proud to be from Hampton. We were at the game as guests of the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund Walk, along with other top fundraisers. Seeing HPD was a highlight of a very fun day," Singleton told Seacoast Current.