November 9, 2022
OTTAWA, Ontario—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser, will attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Their Excellencies will be joined by this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Candy Greff, of Lacombe, Alberta. Mrs. Greff’s son, Master Corporal Byron Greff, died in Afghanistan on October 29, 2011. He was riding inside an armoured NATO bus when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-filled car, which impacted the bus. MCpl Greff was the last Canadian soldier to lose his life in Afghanistan. Mrs. Greff will place a wreath on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost a child in military service to Canada.
Date: November 11, 2022
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: National War Memorial, 30 Wellington Street, Ottawa ON
Notes for Media:
- Members of the media are invited to attend this year’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
- All media wishing to attend must contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at
613-992-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Governor General will wear the Canadian Army uniform.
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 child in military service to Canada. For more information, visit The Royal Canadian Legion’s website at www.legion.ca.
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