TJ Oshie and Karl Alzner Thank Veterans

Photo @TedStarkey

Friday night’s game in Chicago was preceded by an emotional and rousing pregame ceremony. The usual five-star national anthem was special on this Veterans Day, but following the ceremonies, two Capitals players made it extra special.

Following the National anthem, TJ Oshie and Karl Alzner took time to shake the hands, and even take selfies, with all of the Veterans who were on the ice for the opening ceremony.

The Veterans, who represented every military campaign from World War II to present day, were on the ice for opening ceremonies and the National Anthem. As the heroes made their way off the ice, Oshie and Alzner made their way over to the Veterans and thanked each and every one of them as they exited the ice.

Photo: @TedStarkey

Scenes from the pre-game ceremony:






By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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