Military Appreciation Night
Presented by Applebee's
Every year, the Detroit Red Wings host Military Appreciation Night to honor military members on or around Veterans Day.
Military Appreciation Night – Nov. 13, 2015
The Red Wings will host the 2015 Military Appreciation Night on Friday, Nov. 13 at Joe Louis Arena as Detroit takes on the San Jose Sharks. Fans who attend Military Appreciation Night are encouraged to bring care package items for Blue Star Mothers of America to send overseas. Items needed include:
- Wet wipes (cleaning wipes like Clorox and individual hand wipes like Wet Ones)
- Hygiene items: travel size shampoo and conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, razors, shaving cream (not in an aerosol can), toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.
- Socks and T-shirts (must be dark brown or khaki)
- Holiday DVDs and items (i.e. Santa hats and Christmas stockings)
- Laundry detergent and fabric softeners (unscented)
- Chapstick and sunscreen
- Powdered drink mixes and individual packets
- Magazines, books and CDs
- Playing cards
- Disposable cameras
- Hard candy
Red Wings players will also wear camouflage jerseys during pre-game warmups, which will be auctioned online beginning that evening. Proceeds will be donated to Help For Our Disabled Troops, a military 501 (c)(3) charity committed to helping disabled veterans who have returned home with serious injuries.
Fans in attendance on Military Appreciation Night are also encouraged to sign the “Detroit Red Wings Support Our Troops”banner on the concourse. The banner will be signed by the 2015 -16 Red Wings team and sent to a Selfridge Air National Guard Base troop stationed overseas.