As soloist Jim Cornelison takes the ice inside the United Center before each Blackhawks home game, he's joined by one veteran and one active member of the military as he performs the national anthem.
Each season the Blackhawks continue growing their relationship with the United Services Organization (USO) of Illinois in an effort to create a stronger bond between the hockey and military communities.
On Sunday, the team will wear authentic camouflage jerseys during warmups as they host the Edmonton Oilers in support of those who serve in our military. The jerseys will later be autographed and auctioned, with all proceeds benefiting the USO.
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The Blackhawks will also host a "Salute to Deploying Troops" on-ice ceremony during the first intermission for 20 members of the United States Army who are returning to Afghanistan for another tour of duty.
Boeing donated the jerseys the Blackhawks will wear during warmups, as well as 100 tickets to military members to attend Sunday's game. A number of season ticket holders also donated their seats to those who serve our country.
This will mark the fourth season the Blackhawks will wear the camouflage jerseys. To bid on one, visit auction.nhl.com through 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.