Department of National Defence



Department of National Defence

November 09, 2012 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2012) - There will be a ceremony of remembrance at the National Military Cemetery on November 11, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will honour all Canadian Forces (CF) 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, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel, the firing of a howitzer (artillery gun) to mark the beginning and the end of the two minutes of silence, and the traditional laying of wreaths.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: The National Military Cemetery, on the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa
What: A ceremony of remembrance to honour all CF members interred at the cemetery, and all of those who have fallen in the service of Canada

Notes to editor/news director: Media planning to attend should be on site and in place no later than 10:15 a.m. Please enter the grounds from either Beechwood Avenue or St. Laurent Boulevard; once on site, there will be signs to guide traffic to the National Military Cemetery.

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

Contact information: Captain Paul Finnemore, 613-996-4620; cell: 613-979-1435; e-mail: Paul.Finnemore@forces.gc.ca

For more information on the National Military Cemetery: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/nmc-cmn/index-eng.asp

For more information on fallen Canadians: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/fc-ncd/index-eng.asp

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