In The National War Memorial – Lest We Forget I shared photos taken a couple of weeks before Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was gunned down while standing guard in front of the monument. I have since reviewed my archives and processed these photos from Remembrance Day 2011. We walked from the National War Memorial through Major’s Hill Park to the The Peacekeeping Monument and back. The ceremony itself was long over but there were still many people paying their respects hours later. During the ceremony wreaths are laid around the monument. After the ceremony the public can approach the monument. People leave poppies, flowers, poems, letters, photos and other keepsakes on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in remembrance. Some shake hands with those in uniform, thanking them for their service. Click on the images to enlarge for better viewing.
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This is the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument which honours the contributions of all Aboriginal Canadians in war and peacekeeping operations. This monument is located in Confederation Park which is across from the Lord Elgin Hotel.