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Capitals Will Celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11 vs. Arizona

Team Auctioning Camouflage Jerseys Worn During Warmups to Benefit TAPS

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals will honor veterans on Monday, Nov. 11, during the game against the Arizona Coyotes at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m.

The Capitals will pay tribute to the military throughout the evening through in-game and intermission activities. The U.S. Army Chorus Quartet will perform the national anthem. The second intermission will feature the USA Warriors sled hockey team in a skills exhibition presented by LiUNA, the Laborers' International Union of North America. 

In addition, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation is hosting a Veterans Day auction presented by LiUNA. Proceeds will benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, MSE's community partner during the month of November.  

Auction items include autographed military-themed jerseys that will be worn by players during the pregame skate on Nov. 11, autographed player-used sticks that are wrapped in the American Flag, Canadian Flag and camouflage tape (depending on where the player is from), autographed camouflage Capitals pucks and a framed, Veterans Day team puck set, with a puck signed by each player and coach. 

The auction is currently open on Handbid and concludes during the second intermission of the Capitals game against the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 11. To download the free app, search for "Handbid" in the Apple App Store or Google Play and follow the app's instructional prompts.  

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America's fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 85,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).

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