BUFFALO, N.Y. – On April 9, with grey skies and rain threatening, the Bisons AAA baseball team opened their 2015 season with the CBP Buffalo Honor Guard presenting the nation's colors.
The CBP Buffalo Honor Guard, comprised of officers from the Office of Field Operations and agents from the Border Patrol, welcomed a new addition to their ranks - an officer from the Niagara Regional Police, to present the Canadian flag as a sign of cross-border collaboration and friendship.
Delivering a flawless performance before an excited crowd, CBP honor guard members paraded the colors as a middle-school student sang the Star Spangled Banner.
Following the flag presentation, the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by the Buffalo Bills new head football coach Rex Ryan, who paused afterwards to pose for pictures with honor guard members, thanking them for their service and dedication.
The CBP Buffalo Honor Guard was established in 2009 and has represented CBP at regional and international events.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.