HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech University honored veterans and active military members during their big rivalry game against Northern Michigan University Friday night.
This was part of Michigan Tech's “Military Appreciation Weekend” which is taking place now over Veteran's Day weekend. Michigan Tech has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to honor military personnel. Anyone who attended the game in camouflage also got a discount at concessions.
One local service member and former husky hockey player was even honored with the puck drop for tonight's event.
“It's exhilarating and it's humbling all in the same factor,” said Jonathon French, U.S. Army Veteran and Former MTU Hockey player. “It's exciting to be down here on the ice. It's exciting to be back at Michigan Tech around the hockey, around the family I used to have, and then it's also pretty humbling to be honored.”
The Huskies even wore camo uniforms in support. These uniforms were auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Copper Country Veteran's Association.