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  • Nov 11, 2009
    Happy Veterans Day

    Hello from Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, everyone!  I wanted to take a quick minute before our show tonight and wish all who have served our Country a very special Veterans Day full of reflection and pride.  To our Canadian neighbors, we are honored to be performing here on Remembrance Day and have enjoyed seeing your collective show of appreciation (red poppy boutonnieres everywhere!) of your servicemen and women's sacrifices. 

     

    A year ago today, SNC was privileged to sing the National Anthem at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  The pride we witnessed there amongst those Veterans - from all branches of the military and various foreign wars - was humbling, inspiring, and an experience we will never forget.  

     

    Today, let us all pause to be grateful for the sacrifices, service, and selflessness of our Veterans, some of whom have paid the ultimate Price for our freedoms.  If you are an active-duty serviceman or woman reading this here at home or overseas, thank you for what you do daily to ensure our safety and security.  May God bless you and your families who support, love, and miss you.

     

    On that note, time to get in my suit and give Toronto a show with the guys!

     

    Happy Veterans Day.

     

    Ryan

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Ryan_5's picture
on 11 November 2009 - 7:16pm

Hello from Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, everyone!  I wanted to take a quick minute before our show tonight and wish all who have served our Country a very special Veterans Day full of reflection and pride.  To our Canadian neighbors, we are honored to be performing here on Remembrance Day and have enjoyed seeing your collective show of appreciation (red poppy boutonnieres everywhere!) of your servicemen and women's sacrifices. 

 

A year ago today, SNC was privileged to sing the National Anthem at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.  The pride we witnessed there amongst those Veterans - from all branches of the military and various foreign wars - was humbling, inspiring, and an experience we will never forget.  

 

Today, let us all pause to be grateful for the sacrifices, service, and selflessness of our Veterans, some of whom have paid the ultimate Price for our freedoms.  If you are an active-duty serviceman or woman reading this here at home or overseas, thank you for what you do daily to ensure our safety and security.  May God bless you and your families who support, love, and miss you.

 

On that note, time to get in my suit and give Toronto a show with the guys!

 

Happy Veterans Day.

 

Ryan

Comments

Lauren_8's picture

Ryan, thank you for remembering the troops and paying tribute too them. Too often we take what we have for granted because we forget about those serving to keep us safe and give us what they have, while they do without the comforts of home.
S. Brandon's picture

Poor Penny. I'm stuck all the way back in M. :-(
Penny Brannon's picture

Front row??!!! You were so luck! The show sounded fantastic! I can't wait until next month when I can see them in Indianapolis. I couldn't get front row, so the 8th row has to do. I'm looking forward to it though!!
PaulMoney's picture

Fantastic show ! Was fortunate enough to be front row - to catch all your facial expressions - especially Jerome - you guys are Entertainment to the extreme! :) What a talent - maybe you could swing back through Toronto on this tour for a Christmas show?? :)
Gail_D's picture

The show in Toronto on Wednesday was so great that I had to go to Belleville Thursday night to see you again! I'm so glad I had the chance to meet all of you afterwards. I can't wait for your next CD to be released (I heard it would be in the spring?), and perhaps a return to Canada to promote it! Hurry back....
MollyRuth's picture

Thank you so so much for the wonderful show last night! I just love how much fun and engery you guys have on stage, and that you totally let the audience in on it. I didn't expect how amazing it was to see you live, and in person, i was totally awestruck! :D You truly are a unique group of performers and human beings. I hope you really do upload that picture of the crowd you took, and I would love it if you put out a cd of you covers! Thanks so much for the autographs, and I will be extremely disappointed if you do not come back next year! :D Thank you for a night of laughter, magic, and extraordinary music!
sweet_helen's picture

Hi SNC! Just wanted to say BRILLIANT JOB last night!!! Thanks for signing the CD and wishing me happy birthday. It will never be forgotten. Keep singing and definitely come back soon!!! Jerome, thanks for taking the pic with me. You are quite the entertainer! =)
Ken_10's picture

Any plans to release the covers done in your show onto a CD or available on itunes? (Under the bridge, wonderwall.... and if i'm not mistaken, last year you did "If I ever" from Shai) Ken
Ken_10's picture

Amazing performance last night. Even better than last year! Thanks for the double encore. I especially enjoyed O Holy Night. It truely shows the talent of artists when they can perform in the most raw form without mic's. Too bad your "six pack" album wasnt available last night at the venue. Oh well time to hunt it down :) Enjoy the rest of Canada! Keep coming back to Toronto. Hope to see you guys next year.
Matt Ruiss's picture

Dear Guys, Thank you for making Canada and specifically Toronto a stop on your tour. What a phenomenal show. Thanks so much for leaving your hearts on the stage on Remembrance/Memorial Day none the less. We really enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas and O Holy Night reprises. Not every artist would come back for TWO encores. Hopefully my boss will add you into our Christmas rotation again this year. God bless, Matt Ruiss Radio Boy in Southern Ontario and his future wife Emma matt@ckpcradio.com
Diana L.'s picture

It was heart warming to see all of you with poppies...thanks for being part of our Remembrance Day. I first heard you on Breakfast Television last year. And then immediately bought the album. Bought the new one on itunes the day it was released...love it! It's not very often you get to be watch performers just have fun. Thanks for sharing your music with us, and for the exercise my face muscles got from start to finish. Oh Holy Night was the perfect cap to the evening, and a great way to begin our Christmas Season...safe travels for the rest of the tour. And be sure to get some real poutine while in the Belle Provence!!
thalls's picture

Thanks!! We appreciate the thoughts!!! You keep safe on those travels and I will see you soon friend! Cheers to all, music keeps moving! Thanks to you all!
Kathryn_5's picture

Hey SNC! Great show tonight! Says the happy, smiley audience member from the front row who literally smiled through your whole show! You guys have a great sound and a beautiful blend - I meant to tell you that when you were so nicely signing my cd cover, but I was just so starstruck :) Seriously though, thank you for sharing your talent tonight. See you next year when you come back! ~Kathryn