Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 08, 2013 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2013) - There will be a ceremony of remembrance at the National Military Cemetery on November 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will honour Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members interred at the cemetery, and all of those who have fallen in the service of Canada. The reviewing officer will be Major-General David Millar, Chief of Military Personnel. Rick Hansen, a renowned Canadian athlete, founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute and Honorary Colonel for the Joint Personnel Support Unit, will also be in attendance.

The ceremony will include a marching contingent comprised of CAF 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: Monday, November 11, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: The National Military Cemetery, on the grounds of Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa

What: A ceremony of remembrance to honour all CAF 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 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 of family members attending in remembrance of loved ones.

For more information, please visit Fallen Canadians.

Contact Information

  • Media Liaison Office
    1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353

    Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    www.forces.gc.ca