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Fans to sing national anthem before Nov. 12 game vs. Arizona

Blues' annual Salute to Military Game includes return of pregame tradition, care package donation drive and more

by Matt Lange / St. Louis Blues

For the fourth consecutive year, the St. Louis Blues are asking all fans to join together in singing the national anthem as a showing of support for our nation's veterans on Nov. 12 when the team hosts the Arizona Coyotes on their Salute to Military Night.

Anthem singer Keisha Gwin will lead the Star-Spangled Banner before the opening face-off but will quickly turn it over to the Enterprise Center crowd to carry on.

The tradition, which started during the Blues' military night in 2016, is intended to proudly honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while also saying thank you for their unwavering contributions in keeping our country safe.

Blues players will wear special camouflage jerseys during warmups bearing the names of local Navy and Marines who have recently returned from serving our country overseas. The jerseys will be given to the service members after the game. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to purchase Salute to Military mystery pucks for $40 each at the STL Authentics Team Store (Portal 1), North Store (Portal 18) and the Fan Store (Portal 35). The pucks will be autographed by Blues players and the proceeds from puck sales will be donated to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care, Operation Shower and the St. Patrick's Center.

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Volunteers from H.E.R.O.E.S. Care will be stationed outside each entrance to collect donations to be sent to the troops. Fans that donate will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win autographed Blues' prizes at the game. Needed care package items include chapstick, small flashlights, AAA Alkaline batteries, word search puzzle books, Sudoku puzzle books, fingernail clippers, bagged sunflower seeds, bagged nuts, Twizzlers candy, bagged fruit snacks, Ibuprofin, Tylenol, Aleve, Excedrin, Aspirin, antacid tablets, antibiotic ointment, eye wash, baby powder, hard candy, chewing gum, beef jerky/beef sticks, powered drink mix (individual packets), tuna/chicken salad with cracker kits, Q-tips (pocket size), Kleenex (pocket size).

Fans can also visit Boeing on the Plaza concourse outside Portal 13 before the end of second intermission to share your message of thanks to be delivered to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The game will be televised to active military on the American Forces Network, in addition to coverage on FOX Sports Midwest and 101 ESPN.

All active, reserved and retired military personnel can receive specially-priced tickets by presenting a valid military ID at the Enterprise Center Box Office.

A limited number of tickets for the game are still available and can be purchased at the Enterprise Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com.

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