Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Happy Memorial Day

By Keith Schultz

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans! 

First and foremost I want to say Happy Memorial Day To Everyone that ever served our great country!  Yes, this is a Chicago Blackhawks site, and yes we talk about Jonathan Toews and the other Blackhawks as heroes, but when it’s all said and done the true heroes are all the men and women that put their lives on the line and those that have paid the ultimate price to keep our country free.

We wouldn’t be here this morning enjoying a long holiday weekend if it wasn’t for the sacrifice so many have given to our country.

Of course if you don’t know, the Chicago Blackhawks nickname comes from a military background. The original owner of the Chicago Blackhawks Frederic McLaughlin fought in World War I as the commander of the 333rd Machine Gun Artillery of the 86th Infantry Division. This infantry division had the nickname the Black Hawks after the great Indian legend Black Hawk who was famous in Illinois. So when the McLaughlin group won the bid for the franchise, he naturally named it Black Hawks.

Mr. McLaughlin’s wife actually sewed the first Blackhawks logo and the history of this franchise just took off, and so today when you’re grilling those hamburgers and hotdogs just remember those that sacrificed for our freedom.

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