It’s hard to believe that it has been almost one year since Canadians witnessed the devastating attack on Parliament Hill. To honour and commemorate the sacrifices of the two soldiers who lost their lives last fall, The Government of Canada will hold a ceremony at the National War Memorial on October 22, 2015, at 11 a.m
The ceremony is taking place exactly one year after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was fatally shot while standing guard at the memorial just minutes before the shooter stormed into the Parliament buildings.
The ceremony will also recognize Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who was killed just days before Cpl. Cirillo after being struck by Martin Rouleau, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
To commemorate the tragedies of Oct. 22, 2014, dignitaries will lay wreaths. A 21-gun salute will be fired by 30th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery from the lawns of Parliament Hill around 11 a.m. Following this, the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets will conduct a flyby in the missing man formation over the National War Memorial.
The ceremony will be attended by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, who will be delivering an address. Other dignitaries will also be present.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend this event.