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Blue Jays to begin program honouring military

Blue Jays to begin program honouring military

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Blue Jays to begin program honouring military
The Blue Jays will spend Sunday paying tribute to emissaries beyond the playing field. Toronto will play host to its first Sunday Salute to Canadian Forces at Rogers Centre, a brief moment of reflection that will coincide with the leaguewide recognition of Jackie Robinson Day.

The Blue Jays will pay tribute to military personnel throughout the season, and they'll take a moment during the middle of the third inning to single out worthy members of the community. The first honoree will be Sgt. Alain Taschereau, a Quebec native who joined the Canadian Navy in 1986.

Taschereau, married with two daughters, later switched branches of service and worked with the Canadian Army. He's been deployed domestically and abroad in conjunction with the United Nations Forces, and Taschereau has been part of missions to Yugoslavia, Haiti and Afghanistan.

Taschereau -- and his fellow honorees -- will be in uniform and will be recognized by the crowd during the middle of the third inning. The Blue Jays will invite each of the honorees onto the field and will have the video board show a slideshow of images accumulated from their respective tours of duty.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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