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Parade Planned For Three Americans Who Thwarted Train Attack

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Anthony Sadler, left, U.S. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, right, and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, second from left, pose for photographers with Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to France, in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015.

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Anthony Sadler, one of three Americans who thwarted what officials call was a terrorist attack, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the River Cats game Friday night.

Friday's theme is Super Hero Night at Raley Field. Sadler, a 23-year old Sacramento State senior, made headlines on Aug. 21 when he and two friends stopped a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

The game against the Albuquerque Isotopes starts at 7:05 p.m.

Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos will be honored with a parade and rally at the Capitol on Sept. 11.

The parade starts at 3rd and Capitol and will end with a rally on the west steps of the Capitol. 

"These young men had the presence of mind and the courage to take on the attacker and prevent disaster," State Senator Richard Pan said in a statement. "Sacramento couldn’t be prouder and I am grateful to be part of celebrating these brave young men and given Sacramentans the opportunity to show our gratitude."

-Capital Public Radio Staff