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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For a few moments at Birmingham's Avondale Park baseball caps were removed, the metallic thump of aluminum bats abated and loudspeakers were silenced as a crowd of young athletes and spectators paused to honor the 10-year-old boy who died two weeks ago at the Birmingham airport.

The Southside Ball Association held a tribute for Luke Bresette, the Overland Park, Kan., boy killed March 22 when a flight information display sign fell on him and his family at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Ten children clutching balloons gathered on the pitcher's mound, then released the 10 balloons - one for each year of Luke's life. Then there was a moment of silence Saturday at 10:05 a.m., the same time Luke's funeral service began in Kansas.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews



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