Today, as we remember Veteran’s Day, let’s take the time to say thank you to the very brave men and women who selflessly give or have given of themselves for our benefit. I am sure that everyone knows at least one veteran who is either a family member, a friend or a co-worker. They deserve our appreciation.
It was an honor at our game on November 6 to pay tribute to military and our veterans. To have the opportunity to shake the hands of our honorees that night and say thanks was just a small token of our appreciation. It was a privilege to meet Ermin Humpal, who dropped the ceremonial opening puck to start the game. Mr. Humpal served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and also spent time at Guadacanal in the Phillipines. Mr. Humpal is a treasure and it was great to spend some time with him.
My father, Ray, and my father-in-law, Chris Barton, also served our country nobly. I take the time today to say thank you to both of them.
Once again, I encourage you to seek out those who have served and say thanks.