OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian War Museum invites all Canadians from across the country and around the world to participate in one of the most moving Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada. On November 11 at exactly 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, sunlight shines through a single window in the War Museum's Memorial Hall to illuminate the headstone of Canada's Unknown Soldier. For the fourth year in a row, this event will be webcast on the War Museum website, allowing Canadians to experience it from anywhere in the country.
Anyone wishing to see the event should visit warmuseum.ca/remember starting at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. It will remain available on demand until noon on November 12. A limited number of tickets for access to Memorial Hall itself will be made available to visitors to the Museum starting at 9:30 a.m. on November 11.
In addition to the webcast, the Remember page also includes a video of Dr. Tim Cook, noted author and Canadian War Museum historian, talking about the impact of the First World War on Canada as well as a list of events taking place throughout Remembrance Week. For more information, please visit warmuseum.ca/remember.
The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history. Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada's military history in its personal, national and international dimensions.
SOURCE: Canadian Museum of History
For further information: Media contacts: Avra Gibbs Lamey, Senior Communications and Media Relations Officer, Canadian War Museum, Telephone: 819-776-8607, [email protected]; Yasmine Mingay, Director, Public Affairs, Canadian War Museum, Telephone: 819-776-8608, [email protected]