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Remembrance Day

November 8, 2013

Their Excellencies to Take Part in
Remembrance Day Events in Ottawa

OTTAWA—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 Monday, November 11, 2013:

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
OPEN TO MEDIA 

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 2013 National Silver Cross Mother, Ms. Niki Psiharis, whose son, Sergeant Chris Karigiannis, was killed by an improvised explosive device, on June 20, 2007, in Afghanistan. Each year, the National Silver Cross Mother is chosen by The Royal Canadian Legion to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost children in the service to their country.
Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
CLOSED TO MEDIA

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Media who wish to cover the Remembrance Day Ceremony must contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery. For further information about the
National Silver Cross Mother, please contact
The Royal Canadian Legion.

Media information:

Melanie Villeneuve
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-7280
melanie.villeneuve@gg.ca 

Collin Lafrance
Parliamentary Press Gallery
collin.lafrance@parl.gc.ca

Bruce Poulin
The Royal Canadian Legion
613-591-3335, ext. 241
bruce.poulin@legion.ca
www.legion.ca 

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