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by Paul on 11/11/11 at 10:09 AM ET
from David Kalan of NHL.com,
The honoring and observance of our veterans is clearly not an event reserved solely for one day a year. But as Nov. 11 arrives this year, teams are still making a point to go above and beyond the normal recognition to give veterans the kind of attention they deserve.
Here are some examples of the various initiatives by teams to honor the veterans and the fallen of our armed forces:
Anaheim: The Ducks are hosting a Military Appreciation Night on Friday, during which fans will get American flags. Players will wear camouflage jerseys during warm-ups and wrap sticks in camouflage tape.
Boston: The Bruins are hosting a Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 15 against New Jersey. The team will raffle off camouflage warm-up jerseys and camouflage-taped sticks in addition to honoring veterans throughout the game. The Bruins also recently visited the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
Buffalo: The Sabres will honor members of the armed forces and veterans from all over Western New York as well as collect donations for the WNY Heroes Organization. The team will also be auctioning off camouflage warm-up jerseys for charity. Chris Kreiger, the founder of WNY, will receive the Purple Heart before the game. The team is also hosting on-ice hockey clinics for wounded veterans.
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