U.S. Coast Guard veteran Michael Thomas and other veterans ring the infield during LIttle League opening day ceremonies last weekend in Westbrook. The veterans were the guests of honor at the April 29 event, which was spearheaded by Julie Natale in coordination with Veterans Services Officer Arty Ledoux and Mayor Michael Foley, who delivered the opening remarks. Contributed / Dennis Marrotte

Softball team members hold up a banner signed by dozens of players thanking veterans for their service. Contributed / Dennis Marrotte