Toronto - Six years ago we faced one of the toughest tragedies to date with the attacks on the United States and in particular New York City. The Toronto Blue Jays will honour the many victims of that day of terror, and salute the efforts of the First Responders both in Toronto and New York City, prior to their game versus the New York Yankees.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, representatives from Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and Toronto EMS will be joined by New York City Officers and Firefighters for a special pre-game ceremony. There will be on-field recognition of the top 911 Operators of the Year prior to ceremonies involving Colour Guards, Toronto Fire Pipe and Drum Band and a Toronto Police Motorcade.

Senior Officers from Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and Toronto EMS will join the US Ambassador to Canada, Mr. David Wilkins, and a full compliment of service personnel as well as families who lost loved ones in the tragedy.

In honour of this occasion, the Barenaked Ladies will perform both National Anthems following a moment of silence and performance of Amazing Grace by the Toronto Fire Pipe and Drum Band. Both the Blue Jays and Yankees will be joined by Service personnel on the baselines during the tribute and moment of silence. Throwing out the first pitch will be two young boys who lost their father, a Toronto native and resident. He was one of 24 Canadians who lost their life on that day.

Though no one will forget the events that unfolded on that day, ceremonies such as this serve to remember the brave men and women who fought against terror and continue to protect our lives and freedoms.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance at the game will receive a special Sept. 11 Pin "In Honour of our Heroes."