OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2016 /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 Friday, November 11, 2016.
National Remembrance Day Ceremony
Their Excellencies will attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, in Ottawa.
National War Memorial, Ottawa
OPEN TO MEDIA
Luncheon for the National Silver Cross Mother
Their Excellencies will host a luncheon at Rideau Hall to pay tribute to the 2016 National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Colleen Fitzpatrick, whose son, Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick, was mortally wounded after stepping on an improvised explosive device on March 6, 2010, 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 www.legion.ca.
Rideau Hall, Ottawa
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For media accreditation for the Remembrance Day Ceremony, please contact Marc Fortier at the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or [email protected].
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324, 613-668-1929 (cell), [email protected]