Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 05, 2012 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Dedicate the New Canadian Firefighters Memorial

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2012) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will dedicate the new Canadian Firefighters Memorial, located at the corner of Lett and Wellington streets in Ottawa, and take part in the Canadian firefighters annual memorial ceremony on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General will deliver remarks. Firefighters from across the country and members of the public are invited to attend the event.

This special ceremony, hosted by the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF), will include the official dedication of the new Canadian Firefighters Memorial and will pay tribute to the nearly 1 100 Canadian firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, serving Canada. Following the dedication portion of the ceremony, the names of 12 firefighters added to the honour roll over the last year will be commemorated and their surviving family members will be given ceremonial medals.

About the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF)

The CFFF is a registered charitable organization dedicated to honouring the memory of Canada's fallen firefighters. It comprises members of the Canadian fire service and other interested citizens who volunteer their time. For information regarding the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, please visit www.cfff.ca.

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