The Calgary Flames have announced details of their annual salute to the Canadian military.
This year’s tribute is scheduled for Friday, December 21, 2007 as the Flames play host to the Dallas Stars at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
“We are especially proud to welcome members of our armed forces this year as these 145 men and women are the next to be deployed to Afghanistan,” said Flames President & CEO Ken King.
“It is an honor for us to have the opportunity to show our appreciation for the sacrifices these individuals and their families make in order for all Canadians to enjoy the liberty and lifestyle of which we have grown accustomed. We should never take these privileges for granted.”
In addition to the 145 Canadian soldiers, the Calgary Flames , in partnership with Global Television, have insured that our military can enjoy the evening with their families.
Global and the Flames have donated 300 game tickets and food vouchers to the Military Family Resource Centre for distribution.
A special on-ice presentation will take place prior to puck drop by the Flames players to 20 soldiers’ who represent all the brave men and women who keep our country safe. As well, The Military Family Resource Centre will be on the concourse at the Pengrowth Saddledome as part of their “Red Fridays” campaign.
In what has become an annual tradition with the Calgary Flames for the Canadian military, last season the Flames held a special pre-game ceremony to salute soldiers who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.