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Pins honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty

Pins honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty

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For the past 31 years, on the first Friday in May, commemorative pins are given to guests at the annual Fallen Heroes Day ceremony held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

The ceremony honors police and correctional officers, firefighters, and emergency medical and rescue personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The pins are especially meaningful and important to their survivors, as a symbol of their loss and a tribute to their memory.

The pins, 1200 of which are produced each year, are collected and cherished by many family members of those who were lost.

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Orioles warm up in Sarasota for the upcoming season

Orioles warm up in Sarasota for the upcoming season

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Photos by Karl Merton Ferron, text by Joshua Land

Spring training is a time to prepare and warm up for the grind of another six-month baseball season.

It’s a time for players to gain favor as club officials evaluate who will be one of the lucky 25 to go north in April, and who will disperse among the minor league affiliates.

At the Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., much of the roster is already determined. Few spots are up for grabs. But this spring carries weight for an Orioles team with a record payroll coming off a disappointing .500 season. So, browse images of the assembled players stretching, practicing and bonding amid the balmier Florida temperatures leading up to the start of Grapefruit League play the first week of March.
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