Columbus Blue Jackets Celebrate Veterans Day with Military Appreciation Night on November 10

The American Patriot Program, Vaughn Hockey to present local combat wounded veteran with 2010 American Patriot Award during game vs. St. Louis Blues

Thursday, 11.04.2010 / 3:40 PM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

COLUMBUS, OHIO – In observance of Veterans Day, the Columbus Blue Jackets will pay tribute to those who have served or are currently serving in the nation's armed forces during Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, November 10 when the Jackets play host to the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m.

The evening will be highlighted by The American Patriot Program's very special recognition of a combat wounded veteran of the United States Marine Corps. USMC Corporal Greg Hughes, wounded in action while serving in Iraq in 2005 with Ohio's Lima Company 3/25, 4th Marine Regiment, was serving as a turret gunner when a vehicle planted with an explosive device was detonated near his humvee. During Military Appreciation Night, The American Patriot Program, Vaughn Hockey and 2009 American Patriot Award recipient John Chestna will present Cpl. Hughes with the 2010 award. For more information on The American Patriot Program, visit www.patriotprogram.us.

Also on Wednesday, the participating charity for the Blue Jackets Foundation's 50/50 Raffle will be Operation Buckeye, a local organization that sends troops boxes containing food and snacks, personal hygiene items, reading materials, and messages of support. Near the end of the game, one lucky winner will win 50% of the total raffle sales with the other half supporting Operation Buckeye. Tickets priced at $1 will be sold at multiple locations throughout the arena. For more information on Operation Buckeye, visit www.operationbuckeye.org.

Before the game, the 338th U.S. Army Band will entertain fans on the concourse. Prior to puck drop, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will be represented during the pre-game ritual of carrying the flag followed by the multi-service Honor Guard's participation in the presentation of the national anthem. The evening will also feature in-game recognition of all current and former military personnel in attendance. In addition, fans may express their appreciation by signing cards that will be sent to overseas troops by The Thank You Foundation.

The Blue Jackets return action tonight when they visit the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena. Live high-definition coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan, and online at www.BlueJackets.com.

Single-game tickets, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com

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