I've mentioned this multiple times, I married into a military family and I'm proud of it. When I did, the National Anthem took on a WHOLE new meaning for me. A whole new respect was gained after hearing stories from my Father-In-Law and my Brother-In-Law, among other things.

Tomorrow and Thursday, I head to Chicago for the Wild's matchup with the Blackhawks. You KNOW I'm a huge Wild fan. You know I love hockey, but the thing I think I'm most excited for......is the National Anthem in Chicago. It is one of a kind. The crowd yells, screams, cheers and claps through the whole song, but not in a demeaning way. In a celebratory, patriotic and respectful way. I believe it's the best, most one of a kind presentation on the planet and just can not wait to see it.