Red Wings honor Mike Ilitch in first home game since his passing

Photos from inside the Fox Theatre can be seen in the gallery above.

"It is a visionary gesture that is consistent with this very grand vision for Detroit", said Rick Rogers, President of College of Creative Studies. Lessenberry said there are a lot of studies that suggest there are much better ways cities and states can spend their taxpayer dollars.

The Blues almost took a 2-0 lead late in the second period when Paajarvi broke through the Red Wings defense, but Mrazek jammed his pads together to keep the puck out of the five-hole. None of this would be here without him.

Ilitch died last week at 87 and is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, seven children, 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings knocks the pucks onto the ice before warm-ups in front of an on ice tribute to Wings owner Mike Ilitch who passed away February 10, 2017, prior to an National Hockey League game against the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on February 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Ilitch is one you can surely say did. "I'm able to use them against top lines late in a one-goal game". According to the website, the typical wage for a crew member at Little Caesars Pizza is now $8.14 an hour.

That one store franchised starting in 1962 to become the world's largest pizza chain with restaurants in 20 countries.

"If it hadn't been for them, Detroit would not be in the renaissance that they are in now", Keith told CNN.

"He was just such a nice person; like really down to earth. We will never forget his dedication to his employees, players and franchises, his passion for Detroit, his giving and generous spirit, and his devotion to my mother and all of his loved ones". The visitation goes from noon-8 p.m. We can only hope others follow in Ilitch's footsteps. "That will stay in the hearts and minds of all of us".

Keith said they paid it until Parks died in 2005, at the age of 92. "The things that are going on will continue to go on in memory of Mr. Ilitch and are going to be first-class". Parks was 81-years-old. Mike Ilitch asked to speak to him.

Diane Guzik of Livonia, Mich., was also among those Wednesday who signed the tribute board. She moved to Detroit in 1957. "We've got to keep working". "And it sort of carried over to our businesses as we started to grow".

Visitors pass the Fox Theatre during a public visitation for Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch in Detroit on February 15, 2017.

The public can pay their respects at a visitation at the Fox Theatre today.

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