Events commemorating Respect for the Aged Day are held across the country

Tomorrow, a National Day of Remembrance Day ceremony on Parliament Hill and countless local services across the country will honor Canada’s fallen soldiers.

Governor Mary Simon, who also holds the title of Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will attend the national convention. memorial service Held annually on November 11th at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Simon will be accompanied by Candy Gref, this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, whose son, Corporal Byron Gref, was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan on October 29, 2011.

The Mother of the Silver Cross is nominated annually by the Royal Canadian Corps Regional Command as the representative of Canada’s war mothers. Gref is the latest Canadian soldier to die in the line of duty.

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) participate During Friday’s National Ceremony, CF-18 Hornets and vintage planes will fly over the National War Memorial, CAF National Military Cemetery, and many locations of the Royal Canadian Corps in Ottawa from 10:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. I was.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend the national memorial service tomorrow as he will fly to Cambodia to attend the ASEAN summit on Nov. 10, where he will meet with various officials from Southeast Asian countries.

Prime Minister Trudeau met with veterans and military officials during a trip to New Brunswick this week to pay tribute to fallen soldiers at a cemetery.

“Throughout our history, brave women and men have [CAF] We have fought to protect the values ​​we hold dear,” he wrote. Twitter post November 8th.

Tomorrow will be the second time in office that Prime Minister Trudeau will be absent from the National Day of Remembrance ceremony in Ottawa. In 2018, while attending an international gathering of world leaders in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, he missed the ceremony.

Other memorials

of Canadian War Museum In honor of the anniversary, we are offering free admission on November 11th. Attendees must obtain timed tickets prior to arrival. The museum is open from 9am to 4pm and currently hosts many tours and events commemorating Canada’s war dead.

Apart from the national ceremony on Parliament Hill, Royal Canadian Legion sites and City Hall across the country will have their own memorial services tomorrow. For a list of notable services in various states, visit government calendar of a commemorative event.

Canadian Press contributed to this report.

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Peter Wilson is a reporter based in Ontario, Canada.