Media Advisory - Their Excellencies to Take Part in Remembrance Day Events in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will take part in the following Remembrance Day events, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

11 a.m.
National Remembrance Day Ceremony
Their Excellencies will attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa.
National War Memorial, Ottawa

12:45 p.m.
Luncheon for the National Silver Cross Mother
Their Excellencies will host a luncheon at Rideau Hall to pay tribute to the 2015 National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Sheila Elizabeth Anderson, whose son, Corporal Jordan James Anderson, was killed by an improvised explosive device, on July 4, 2007, in Afghanistan.

The National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother is chosen annually by The Royal Canadian Legion to represent the mothers of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on  November 11. The Silver Cross Mother places a wreath at the base of the National War Memorial on behalf of all mothers whose children died while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. For more information, visit The Royal Canadian Legion's website at
Rideau Hall, Ottawa

For media accreditation for the Remembrance Day Ceremony,
please contact Collin Lafrance at the Parliamentary Press Gallery
at 613-992-6517 or

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SOURCE Governor General

For further information: Marie-Ève Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287,

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