Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 08, 2007 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - There will be a ceremony of remembrance at the National Military Cemetery on November 11th, 2007, at 10:30 am. The ceremony will honour those Canadian Forces members interred at the Cemetery, and all of those who have fallen in the service of Canada.

The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths, two minutes of silence, and, weather permitting, a CF-18 flypast.

The following honoured guests will be laying wreaths in memory of those interred at the Cemetery:

- Amanda Anderson, widow of Corporal Jordan Anderson, accompanied by Regimental representatives Master Corporal Herrington and Corporal Sandford of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry;

- Charmaine Tedford widow of Sergeant Darcy Scott Tedford, CD;

- Heather Anderson, mother of Private Blake Neil Williamson; and

- Darlene Cushman, mother of Trooper Darryl Caswell

The Canadian Comfort and Remembrance Project will make presentations to those bereaved family members.

Representatives of 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment will be present to participate in the marching contingent and a hold a memorial ceremony in honour of their fallen comrades.

Where: the National Military Cemetery, on the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. Enter from either Beechwood Avenue or St Laurent Avenue; once inside, there will be signs to guide traffic to the National Military Cemetery.

When: Sunday, November 11th, 2007, 10:30 to 12:00 noon (EST).

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are most welcome to attend but we ask that you please respect the privacy wishes of family members attending in remembrance of loved ones. Media planning to attend should be onsite and in place no later than 10:15 am and may contact Canadian Forces Public Affairs Officer Michael McWhinnie for more information at 613-299-9537.

More information on the National Military Cemetery: www.forces.gc.ca/hr/nmc-cmn.

For information on fallen Canadians: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/focus/fallen/index_e.asp

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