Wings Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldier’s Family

There’s still a lot of heart surrounding the Detroit Red Wings.  Despite a disappointing start to the season and an economy that’s as bad as it’s ever been…the Detroit Red Wings continue to be Detroit’s beacon of hope.  Here’s a great story from the Free Press that I think was worth noting…

Members of a recreational hockey team in Taylor helped create a special day for children and spouses of military personnel killed in active duty, with help from the Detroit Red Wings.  The children and their families watched the Wings practice at Joe Louis Arena, then toured the team’s locker room. Wings forward Justin Abdelkader stopped to take a photo with the children after practice.

Here’s what Babcock had to say about the experience…

“It’s great to have them down.  The sacrifice that so many Americans do for all the world so we can be in a free, democratic society is absolutely fantastic. And everything I have in my life and my family is because of those things. A little thing like this is nothing but a way to say thanks and put some smiles on those kids’ faces.“

What a guy.  And what a great thing to do for some families who have befallen tragedy.  You read stories like this, and about how we’re trying to bring Herm to Hockeytown, and it just simply amazes me what good can come about in such times.

Detroit rocks.  Enough said.