ST. LOUIS - To salute all those who have served, the St. Louis Blues are asking fans of all ages, backgrounds and team affiliations to band together on Sunday, Nov. 11 to sing the national anthem in unison before the Blues take on the Minnesota Wild at 2 p.m.
Eva Millar-Galvan, a cancer survivor and former member of the military, will begin the anthem but will then turn it over to the Enterprise Center crowd.
The tradition, which began two seasons ago, is intended to honor all of the men and women who have selflessly made sacrifices for the greater good of the nation. Joining together to sing the anthem will show that their courage doesn't go unnoticed, while also serving to say thank you for the unwavering contributions to keep our country safe.
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In addition, the Blues, Boeing and USO of Missouri will provide opportunities for fans to support veterans and the military beginning as soon as they walk through the doors.
At each entrance, volunteers from H.E.R.O.E.S. Care will be accepting care package donations and monetary donations for the troops. Fans that donate will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win autographed Blues prizes at the game! Click here for a list of needed care package items.
Players will wear special military jerseys during pre-game warmups, and jerseys will be autographed and available in an online auction at blues.givesmart.com. Finally, fans will have the opportunity to purchase Salute to the Military mystery pucks outside Portal 15. Pucks will be autographed by Blues players and available for $40 each. Proceeds from the auction and pucks will be donated to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, Operation Shower and St. Patrick's Center.
A limited number of tickets for Military Night on Nov. 11 are still available and can be purchased at the Enterprise Center Box Office and online at ticketmaster.com.