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Fans come out for final day of Freedom Classic

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The sun came out just in time for the final two games of the Freedom Classic.

Veterans, active military, kids, and parents filled Kinston's historical Grainger Stadium to watch the Naval Academy face off against the Air Force on the baseball diamond.

On Saturday afternoon fans received a double treat, two games.

Patti and John turner are from North Carolina and came to watch their son play in his first classic.

"Kinston does a great job with the tournament. I know that the players all appreciate the efforts that are made to make this such a special time for them," said John Turner.

People came from as far as Houston to watch these two teams play in the third annual series.

Steven Bast and his wife drove 12 hours every year to watch their son Alex play. They say they're excited to watch him play in his final freedom classic.

"They play quite a bit in the West and being from Pensacola it puts a little bit of strain on us getting to some of those games. But everything that's out here in the east we try and get to as often as we can. That's why we come to Kinston every year," said Steven Bast.

The weekend was about more than baseball; before the final game, there was a special remembrance ceremony to honor our fallen military men and women.

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