Honouring our Soldiers

I love the segment where we honour our soldiers. I love that they get rousing ovations. Problem is, I can never hear their names, nor can I hear what the announcer says about them. Is there any way we can get the blurb the announcer is reading up on the scoreboard? On the Website? It'd be cool to have a section of all the honourees.

awesome idea ticat1. Seeing it in “print” would also accommodate deaf and hard of hearing fans as well. :thup:

Totally agree. It's a great thing to do, and I feel that it's a very genuine response the crowd gives, and the honourees can tell.

It's got to be big enough to read though, the "factoid" bits on the screen last night were too small for me.

I'll just leave this here:

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It was a good tribute the other night. They do the same thing in Ottawa but Ottawa has around 8,000 reg force military members, they usually pick people that served in Afghan, Bosnia etc - great idea.
This was a good one from last Oct

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I think they will probably do some type of Military tribute with the Argyls, Rileys this season but it hasn't been announced yet.

That is so cool. I hope the Ticats can start a similar programme soon. Thanks for sharing. :rockin: :rockin: :rockin:

Great idea.

I think the problem is that is soon as the honouree steps out onto the field, people stand and start cheering.

Instead they should wait until the bio has been read…then stand and honour these brave and women with our applause.

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yes. how absolutely boorish.

The above mentioned idea about increasing accessibility by displaying text on the video screen not only promotes social inclusion, but prevents someone from the daunting task of having to teach that zealous lot some manners.

It was particularly touching for me, because the honouree is serving with my former unit - 31 Signals Regiment.

Didn't mean it as boorish. It's the reason why people can't hear it. Go to a Jays game or any game where they do the same thing. People actually listen to the soldier's bio then applaud.

Some people. :roll:

My response to that sir, is that Toronto sports fans have no passion and clap only because they think they are supposed to - not because they feel they want to, like us fine Hamiltonians.

Good for Jimmy for finally getting some love, he DPCF?