Baseball back in Salem on Independence Day

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It's a time for hot dogs, beer, and fun, but to U.S. veteran Stephen Perkins and his life long friend, Terry Altizer, it means so much more.

The Salem Red Sox hosted their first home game on Independence Day since 1988, and fans are pouring into the stadium.

It’s a time for hot dogs, beer, and fun, but to U.S. veteran Stephen Perkins and his life long friend, Terry Altizer, it means so much more.

“Being veteran myself, coming out here on independence day it was an honor to serve and coming out here and be apart of America’s pastime, its a two for,” said Perkins.

Longtime friend, Terry Altizer said, “It’s kind of what 4th of July is about it’s
a celebration of America and we’re able to do this kind of thing because of what folks like he did, serve, so it’s very humbling, but it’s also a good way I think to spend time with friends and just remember the day.”

“Baseball is America’s past time it’s nice to be here drinking beer and being with friends,” said Perkins. What better way than to spend your July 4th at a baseball game?

The two Red Sox fans raise their glasses to this special day together as reminisce on their life long friendship.

“It’s great to spend time with old friends very old friends, but who’s counting.” said Altizer. “49 years,” explained Perkins.

Their friendship is a bond that could never be broken and one that withstands time, just like old glory!

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