TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A special ceremony on Tucson's southwest side today honored a local soldier killed in the line of duty.
A new field within Grijalva Park, near Grijalva Elementary School, was named in honor of Christopher Moon, who died in Afghanistan in July of 2010.
He enlisted despite being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the Major League Baseball draft.
Officials from the military, friends, and neighbors shared memories of Moon with the students from Grijalva Elementary.
"I thought it was a great way to give back to the community and share with the kids the sacrifices made by our military on behalf of us," said Moon's mother, Marsha Moon.
After the ceremony, students from the school were ready to play some ball on the new field.
Moon attended elementary there from first through fifth grade and played baseball at Tucson Magnet High School.