Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 09, 2013 08:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: Artillery Gun Salutes for Remembrance Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 9, 2013) - On Monday, November 11, 2013 local army reserve unit 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, will be firing three separate gun salutes as part of Remembrance Day ceremonies. First, four C3 Howitzers will be positioned near the east block of Parliament Hill and will fire a gun salute starting at 11:00 a.m. The guns will fire at one minute intervals until 11:22 a.m. Second, one C3 Howitzer will be positioned at Beechwood Cemetery which will fire two blank rounds at 11:00 and 11:02 a.m. Third, one C3 Howitzer will be positioned at National Artillery Memorial which will fire two blank rounds at around 1:00 and 1:02 p.m.

Local residents may be alerted to the loud noise caused by blank rounds being fired.

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