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NHL Honors Troops During Winter Classic

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Service members take part in a flag ceremony on the ice in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., before the start of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, Jan. 1, 2015. The National Hockey League paid tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces during pre-game and in-game festivities.  Other events featured performances by the U.S. Armed Forces Color Guard, the U.S. Army Chorus and U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, singers Army Master Sgt. Bob McDonald and Master Sgt. Caleb Green singing the National Anthem and a flyover by the D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Wing. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • An American flag is unfurled during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015.  NHL photo by Patrick McDermott
  • Sailors, Marines, and soldiers line up to enter Nationals Park in Washington D.C. to be honored by the National Hockey League during the 2015 Winter Classic opening ceremonies Jan. 1, 2015. The hockey game played in the outdoor Nationals baseball stadium featured the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • U.S. service members take part in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015.  NHL photo by Brian Babineau
  • Recording artist Billy Idol performs the opening act during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Army Chorus performs during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015.  DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Army Chorus performs during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015.  NHL photo by Jeff Vinnick
  • Recording artist Gavin DeGraw performs during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015.  DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Recording artist Lee Greenwood performs with the U.S. Army Chorus during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Armed Forces Color Guard, the U.S. Army Chorus and U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, along with other service members, take part in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015. The game honored service members and also featured Army Master Sgt. Bob McDonald and Master Sgt. Caleb Green singing the National Anthem and a flyover by the D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Wing. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
  • The U.S. Armed Forces Color Guard, the U.S. Army Chorus and U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, along with other service members, take part in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015. NHL photo by Brian Babineau
  • U.S. service members take part in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015. NHL photo by Brian Babineau
  • Washington’s Troy Brouwer, center, gets squeezed out of a puck chase by Chicago’s Marian Hossa, front, and Brandon Saad during the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks in Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2015. Brouwer scored the winning goal with 12.9 seconds left on the clock to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. DoD photo by EJ Hersom