Remembrance Day

November 10, 2017 

Her Excellency to Take Part in
Remembrance Day Events in Ottawa

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will take part in the following Remembrance Day events, on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

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

1 p.m.
Luncheon for the National Silver Cross Mother
Her Excellency will host a luncheon at Rideau Hall to pay tribute to the 2017 National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Diana Abel, who lost her son, Corporal Michael David Abel, on May 3, 1993, during Operation Deliverance, in Belet Huen, Somalia.

The National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother is chosen annually from nominations submitted to 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 Marc Fortier at the Parliamentary Press Gallery
at 613-992-6517 or

Media information:

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-852-3248 (cell) 

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