The 2015 Kitchener Rangers Remembrance Day Jersey will be worn on Tuesday, November 10 when the Rangers host the Sarnia Sting at 7:00pm. This will mark the 11th year that the Rangers have worn a commemorative jersey, each with a unique design in tribute to our veterans and members of the Canadian Forces. The game-worn jerseys will only be available for fans to purchase through a game-day silent auction.
The design of the 2015 jersey will be released soon!
Our 2014 Remembrance Day Commemorative Jersey paid homage to more than 650,000 brave service men and women from Canada and Newfoundland who served in World War I. As we commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Great War, we remembered more than 66,000 soliders who gave their lives and over 172,000 who were wounded on the battlefields of Europe.
The sweater was inspired by the Victoria Cross, the British Commonwealth's highest honour for conspicuous bravery, valour or sacrifice in the face of the enemy. This most famous British military valour decoration was introduced in 1856, and was awarded to 64 Canadians for actions during World War I. Three of those recipients: Sergeant Frederick Hobson; Lieutenant Samuel Lewis Honey; and Captain George Fraser Kerr, are honoured on memorial plaques located outside of today's Cambridge Armoury.