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#CBJ Social Roundup: Military Appreciation Night 2019

A look back on a night where the Blue Jackets honor both active duty and veterans

by Carson Reider @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets held a night to honor those serving in the military and veterans who also have given the ultimate sacrifice.

The day before the game, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson recognized service men and women in their own way. Brandon Dubinsky - who often wears a camo-styled Blue Jackets hat in the team locker room - staged a meet and greet with local military members, while Cam Atkinson presented the USO with a $1,013 check after practice.

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: .@BDubi17 met with military families and service members at practice today!#CBJUSA 🇺 pic.twitter.com/1dkSZJ6MHM

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: .@CamAtkinson13 & the @forcenetworkfnd made a generous donation to the @uso_central_oh this afternoon!#CBJUSA 🇺 pic.twitter.com/jNYx1VCRhe

Before the puck dropped, fans donated personal care items and snacks to benefit USO Support Lounges across Central Ohio.

READ: Blue Jackets, USO partner to help military members, families

Pregame featured a unique soccer warmup experience, rappelling servicemen, and a ceremonial puck drop.

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: Soccer with the servicemen!#CBJUSA🇺 pic.twitter.com/KsioNI3RHP

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: It's an honor to be lead out to the ice tonight by Sgt. (Ret.) Steckman of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.#CBJUSA🇺 | @elkandelk pic.twitter.com/AAANjgZCes

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: In addition to leading the #CBJ onto the ice, Sgt. (Ret.) Tom Steckman announced tonight's starters to the team in the locker room.#CBJUSA🇺 | @ElkandElk pic.twitter.com/Pl8jRhSmuJ

Video: MTL@CBJ: Special Warfare Forces drop puck in Columbus

There were a multitude of in-game activities, as well.

PHOTO GALLERY: View photos from Military Appreciation Night

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: Honored to welcome @Ohio_Warriors Sled Hockey to @NationwideArena tonight!#CBJUSA🇺 | @elkandelk pic.twitter.com/nVIisANOow

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: Sweet ride, @StingerCBJ!#CBJUSA🇺 | @elkandelk pic.twitter.com/451IXORJHl

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: For those who have served and are currently serving, we salute you!#CBJUSA🇺 | @elkandelk pic.twitter.com/Hfsw59tGSb

Watch: Elk & Elk Military Night Snapchat Story

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

LEARN MORE: Details of Military Appreciation Night

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