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Leafs to Honour Fallen Troops Before Remembrance Day Game

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs and MLSE will take a moment to reflect and recognize the fallen members of the Canadian Armed Forces at the team’s annual Remembrance Day game against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

The game will begin with a ceremony recognizing eight veterans from World War II and the Korean War. Following their introduction, a photo montage of Canadian soldiers will be played in-bowl accompanied by retired Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Wilson reading In Flanders Fields. The ceremony will also feature a solo bagpipe performance of Amazing Grace by Sgt. James Dewar, a member of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, followed by a moment of silence. It will conclude with the national anthems sung by Canadian retired 2nd Lt. Scott Newlands.

On game day, the Toronto Maple Leafs Store Powered by Real Sports Apparel will carry the complete Canadian Armed Forces collection, donating all net proceeds to Solider On Fund, which provides financial aid to ill or injured members of the Canadian Forces.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators will continue to support the Canadian Armed Forces on Sunday, November 9, when both teams don their camo sweaters for pre-game warm up at Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata. The sweaters will be auctioned off post-game, with proceeds benefitting Solider On Fund, as a part of the Military Families Fund.

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