Local veterans are honored by the Pittsburgh Penguins

Stephanie Kroll, Staff Writer

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November 11 was Veterans Day and game day, and the Pittsburgh Penguins were well aware of it.

The Penguins did their daily pre-game warm-up, but they changed it up a bit. They wore special camouflage jerseys to honor our veterans. When they were done wearing them, the Pens signed the jerseys so that they can be auctioned off online to benefit veteran projects.

Not only did the veterans get money towards their charity, but they got a personalized Penguins jersey, a visit in the Pens locker room, and a group photo.

In an interview with Bob Mayo of WTAE News, Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender, Jeff Zatkoff said, “These are our heroes. We get to play a game for a living. To be able to give something back, and go get a jersey, and just be able to interact and meet them, it’s something that is special to us, not just them.”