National Remembrance Day ceremony to be held in Ottawa
Canada's national Remembrance Day ceremony is set to kick off in Ottawa at around 10:30 this morning with the veterans' march.
Gloria Hooper, the national Silver Cross Mother, will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Hooper's son Chris Holopina was the first Canadian peacekeeper to be killed in the UN operation in Bosnia in 1996, when he was just 22 years old.
She travelled from rural Manitoba to take part in the event.
As always, the Last Post will be played, followed by two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. to commemorate the time the armistice went into effect on Nov. 11, 1918, ending the First World War.
The events at the National War Memorial will be broadcast live on TV and streamed online by the Royal Canadian Legion for those who cannot attend in person.