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Capitals will host Tribute to Military Night on March 15

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Arlington, Va. — The Washington Capitals will host their 20th annual Tribute to Army Night on Tuesday, March 15, during the game against the New York Islanders at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m.

Salute to the Military Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces. U.S. Army Colonel Elizabeth Cain and her family will participate in a puck drop ceremony. Colonel Cain received her commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in May 2000. Since then, she has deployed four times in the Middle East. Colonel Cain is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars, among many other awards and decorations. She is currently assigned to the Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff. Elizabeth’s husband, Michael, also served for 25 years as a green beret in the army. Their children Ronan and Rory participated in the Capitals Learn to Play program and currently skate with the Rooftop Hockey League at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Captain of Capitals Alex Ovechkin and New York Islanders captain Anders Lee will participate in the puck drop ceremony.

More than 1,000 soldiers will be present at Tuesday’s game. Salute to the Military Night 2022 is made possible with the support of partners such as Accolade, Baker Donelson, Boeing, Broadcom, CDL 1000, Comcast, DXC, General Dynamics, Hitachi Federal, LiUNA, LMI, Lockheed Martin, Marshall, Palantir , Raytheon, SAP, Shift 5, SOSi, Tanium and United Associates. With the support of corporate sponsors, the Capitals have provided thousands of free tickets to military personnel and their dependents over the past 20 seasons.

During pre-game warm-ups, the Capitals will wear camouflage jerseys, which will be signed and auctioned by the Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation on Handbid. The auction is currently open and will close at noon on Friday, March 25. Visit WashCaps.com/MilitaryAuction bid.

Auction proceeds will benefit United Heroes League, with funds being used in the Washington, DC area. United Heroes League actively works to ensure military children have every opportunity to participate in sports. The organization has provided more than $20 million in free sports equipment, game tickets, cash grants and summer camps to military families across the United States and Canada. United Heroes League extends benefits to current and former members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more, please visit www.GiveUHL.org.

The evening will feature several themed activities and tributes, and all fans in attendance will receive a Capitals commemorative flag, compliments of Raytheon Technologies. The first on-ice intermission mites will be comprised of Navy Youth Hockey players. The second intermission will feature members of the USA Warriors hockey team. Mr. Sgt. Caleb Green (retired) will perform the national anthem.