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Blackhawks continue to honor veterans

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For the second consecutive season, the Blackhawks wore camouflage jerseys during pre-game warmups for Veterans Day.

Members and veterans of the military are honored during all Hawks home games. They take part in the national anthem, and in the second period, they're introduced, always receiving a standing ovation.

The Hawks always notice the reception they receive from fans.

"We stand up and applaud as well," forward Patrick Sharp said. "It's kind of neat to see both teams banging their sticks on the boards or on the ice. ... It's a pretty cool moment."

The camouflage jerseys will be autographed and auctioned online at chicagoblackhawks.com between Nov. 8 and 17, with all proceeds benefiting the USO of Illinois.

"Those guys battle for our country and our freedom," defenseman Brian Campbell said. "If we can wear those jerseys, and maybe raise some money, it's definitely a great cause."

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