Tonight's CBJ game was a time to honor all of the strong people who have served for our country.
To start off the night, members of our Military covered the ice with the United States Flag and played our Star Spangled Banner.
Right before the puck dropped, Captain Nick Foligno made sure to stop and give a thankful fist pump to each serviceman that joined the players on the ice.
Young CBJ fans even got in on the fun too, getting excited for their favorite players to represent our very own Military members.
However, older fans werent left out on the celebration.
Here we get to see fans at tonights game rep their new Military Appreciation merch.
Military members were able to sit rink side for the game and cheer on the Jackets among other loyal fans.
Some of our servicemen even got the chance to sit in our Elk & Elk Military Honor Row, forming a great community in the arena.
The night got even better when Sgt. Burke came home from his service just to surprise his family for the entire CBJ fanbase to see.
For tonights game, the Blue Jackets partnered with The USO, a nonprofit corporation that supports giving back to American servicemen, to collect items for Military members in need.
We would like to thank Military members for their service and appreciate their time here in Nationwide Arena.