Over the past week, we have seen teams from all across the National Hockey League honor the men and women who have served in the military in both Canada and the United States with Remembrance and Veterans Day ceremonies.
Many teams invited various veterans to join the team for the national anthems and/or drop the ceremonial puck. A couple of teams upped their games when it came to honoring our veterans.
Last week the Chicago Blackhawks had 30 World War II veterans accompanied by 30 active members of the United States military on the ice for the singing of the national anthem before their game against the Montreal Canadiens.
This past Saturday night the St. Louis Blues may have had the coolest puck drop prior to their game versus the New York Islanders. During a ceremony to honor Major General Kent Savre’s 33 years of service in the United States Army, service members rappelled down from the ceiling of the Scottrade Center to deliver the puck.
A pretty cool moment that both the fans and players enjoyed!