Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 09, 2012 10:00 ET

Artillery to Be Fired at Beechwood National Military Cemetery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2012) - On November 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., the firing of blank rounds from a howitzer (artillery gun) will mark the beginning and the end of two minutes of silence as part of a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National Military Cemetery.

Located on the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, the ceremony will honour all Canadian Forces (CF) members interred at the cemetery. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the ceremony will include a marching contingent comprised of CF members, veterans and Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony and are requested to be onsite no later than 10:15 a.m.

Contact information: Captain Paul Finnemore can be reached at 613-996-4620 or 613-979-1435 (cell) and by e-mail at

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