Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 09, 2010 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2010) - There will be a ceremony of remembrance at the National Military Cemetery on November 11, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will honour all Canadian Forces members interred at the cemetery, and all of those who have fallen in the service of Canada.

The ceremony will include a marching contingent comprised of CF members, veterans, RCMP personnel, the firing of a Howitzer Gun to mark the beginning and the end of the two minutes of silence, and the laying of wreaths.
The ceremony of remembrance will occur as follows:

When: Thursday, November 11, 2010
   
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
   
Where: The National Military Cemetery, on the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. Enter from either Beechwood Avenue or St. Laurent Boulevard; once inside there will be signs to guide traffic to the National Military Cemetery

Media representatives are requested to kindly respect the privacy wishes of family members attending in remembrance of loved ones.

Notes to editor / news director: Media planning to attend should be at the National Military Cemetery and in place no later than 10:15 a.m. and may contact the onsite Public Affairs Officer.

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

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

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