Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

March 29, 2010 16:10 ET

Media Advisory: Signature of Book of Reflection at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General invites the public to sign the Book of Reflection, on display at Rideau Hall, which pays tribute to all Canadians who served during the First World War.

Beginning tomorrow, March 30, 2010, the public will be able to sign the Book in the foyer of the residence, every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until April 12, 2010.

This initiative from the Government of Canada follows the death of John "Jack" Babcock, Canada's last Canadian First World War Veteran. His passing on February 18, 2010, marked the end of an era in Canada's history.

End of an Era – National Commemorative Ceremony, on April 9, 2010

The Government of Canada will hold a national commemorative ceremony honouring all of Canada's First World War service men and women on "Vimy Ridge Day", Friday, April 9, 2010, at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa. A number of other significant ceremonies of remembrance will be held the same day in locations across Canada, as well as in France and in England. For more information on these ceremonies, please visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general.

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