November 10, 2020
OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will take part in the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 11 a.m.
This year’s ceremony marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Although attendance will be limited due to regional and provincial public health restrictions, the ceremony will nonetheless honour all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to Canada and all those who have served.
The Governor General will be joined by Mrs. Debbie Sullivan, the 2020 National Silver Cross Mother, who will also partake in the ceremony by placing a wreath on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the military service of Canada. Mrs. Sullivan’s son, Lt(N) Christopher Edward Saunders, was killed during a tragic fire that occurred on board
HMCS Chicoutimi, on October 6, 2004.
About the National Silver Cross Mother
The National Silver Cross Mother is chosen annually from nominations submitted to The Royal Canadian Legion, and represents all Canadian mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the military service of Canada. This will be Mrs. Sullivan’s first official duty honouring the Fallen from all conflicts. For more information, visit The Royal Canadian Legion’s website at www.legion.ca.
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