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NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE DAY
CEREMONY 2007

CEREMONY DETAILS

  1. LOCALE:
    The Ceremony will take place at the National War Memorial on 11 November at 1055 hours.

  2. VETERANS' PARADE:
    Veterans will parade and participate as follows:
    1. The pipe band will report to the Cartier Square Drill Hall at 0925 hours to lead the Colour Party from there to the head of the Veterans’ Parade, East of the Corner of Metcalfe and Queen streets. They will march off from the Drill Hall at 1000 hours by the following route:

      West on Laurier to Metcalfe
      North on Metcalfe to Queen

    2. Veterans will assemble on Queen Street, corner of Metcalfe, at 1005 hours. They will form up in ranks of no more than 100 veterans with the head of the parade facing East on the corner of Metcalfe.

    3. Parade Route - Parade will march off at 1030 hours moving East on Queen Street in rear of the pipe band and colour party to a position facing the Memorial on the triangle forming the southern portion of the National War Memorial. Parade to be in position at the Memorial by 1040 hours.

    4. Parade Commander - appointed by Dominion Command.

  3. CANADIAN FORCES:

    Assembly and parade route as set out in Canadian Forces Ceremonial Instructions. All in position at Memorial by 1040 hours.

  4. POSITIONS AT MEMORIAL:

    As illustrated on the Group Positions at Memorial Plan, Annex "A".

    Colour Party - line main steps at Memorial at 1040 hours.

    Ottawa Children's Choir - in position by 1040 hours.

    Canadian Forces - 4 armed sentries and 1 sentinel (Nursing Sister) posted by Canadian Forces at Memorial by 1040 hours. In addition the two flag sentinels will be in position by 1040 hours.

    Diplomatic Corps - in Position 10 by 1045 hours.

    Ministers of the Crown, Special Guests - in position 7 by 1045 hours.

    Veterans Groups and Organizations - in position 8A by 1045 hours.

    General officers - in Position 7 by 1045 hours.

    Wreath Bearers other than bearers of the Vice Regal Group, Diplomatic Corps, Veterans groups and organizations take Position 8B on ramp East of main steps by 1045 hours.

    Disabled veterans - in Position 6A by 1045 hours.

    Vice Regal Group - in front of and facing Memorial at 1055 hours.

    Entourage of Vice Regal Group - in position 6B, reserved seating area.

  5. CAR PARK:

    Cars for Vice Regal Group will park on Wellington, North of the Langevin Building. Parking on Parliament Hill will not be possible.

  6. BROADCAST AND TELECAST:

    Arrangements will be made for a national broadcast and telecast of the Ceremony.

  7. ARRIVAL OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL:

    The arrival of the Governor General will be announced by the trumpeter sounding the "Still" on arrival of Her Excellency at the sidewalk. Her Excellency will arrive on the Southeast side of the apron in front of the Memorial at 1050 hours. She will be met by the Dominion President, escorted to the dais and receive the Vice Regal salute. On completion of the salute, Her Excellency will meet the other members of the Vice Regal Group. The Vice Regal Group will move to Position 4 in front of the Memorial by 1055 hours in preparation for the commencement of the Ceremony.

  8. ORDER OF CEREMONY (See Program):

    Following "God Save the Queen", at the completion of the ceremony, the Vice Regal Group will proceed to the saluting base. The Diplomatic Corps, special guests and representatives of veterans groups will follow the Vice Regal Group to their positions at the saluting base North of the Memorial.

    Wreath Laying by Other Organizations & Individuals - Other organizations and individuals wishing to do so may lay wreaths on the Memorial following the official Ceremony.

    Duty Band and/or Choir - Will perform the required music and songs for the Ceremony including appropriate music during the placing of wreaths by:

    1. Vice Regal group.
    2. Diplomatic Corps.
    3. VIPs.
    4. Veterans Groups and Organizations.

  9. MARCH PAST:

Preparation for March Past - Following the playing of "God Save the Queen", the pipe band will lead the Colour Party followed by the Veterans’ contingent and the other sections of the parade. They will move from the formed up position South of the Memorial, in a Westerly direction, then North on Elgin and East on Wellington. The duty band will reform in its approximate position and face Wellington.

Commencement of March Past - The signal for the commencement of the parade will be given by the Ceremony Director. Only one marching order will be given either by the Colour Party Commander or the Parade Commander. Music for the march past will be provided by the Pipe Band and the Duty Band. The Pipe Band will play until all veterans have passed the Saluting Base and the Duty Band will then start playing. The remaining Bands will not play until they have reached the corner of MacKenzie and Wellington.

The order of march is:

    1. Pipe Band
    2. Colour Party
    3. Veterans
    4. Canadian Forces
    5. RCMP
    6. Cadets
    7. Guns

Salute to Veterans - When the veterans have completed their march past and arrived at a position in front of the Government Conference Centre on Wellington Street, they will halt, advance a turn left and receive the respects of the Canadian Forces parade. The pipe band, Colour Party and other elements in the parade will continue to their dispersal areas. The veterans' contingent will be dismissed when the complete parade has cleared their front.


DETAILED TIMETABLE

TIME

1020-1050
1040
1045
1050

1053
1055
1057
1057.20
1058.40
1100
 
1102.00
1102:05
1104.15
1105.05 1105.50
1106
1106.10
1106.30
1111.30
1111.30
1116

1125.30
1125.45
1126.15
1127.30
1128
1129
1130
1145

ACTION

Dominion Carillonneur
In position for ceremony
Prime Minister arrives. Met by RCL President.
Governor General arrives. Met by RCL President, escorted to dais. Receives Vice Regal salute.
Vice Regal Group introduced to Governor General
Vice Regal Group takes position for ceremony. Wreath bearers in position.
Parade to Attention
O Canada
Last Post
First Gun & Peace Tower Clock
SILENCE
Second Gun
Lament
Rouse

Act of Remembrance
Fly Past
2l-Gun Salute
Parade stands at ease
Prayers
Choir sings IN FLANDERS FIELD
Vice Regal Group wreath laying
Dipl. Corps, Veterans Groups wreath laying. Band music. Music ceases when wreath laying Is completed.
Benediction
Parade to attention
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
VIPs move to saluting base.
Parade forms
VIPs in position at saluting base. March Past commences.
Public wreath laying
Dominion Carilloneur



CF = Canadian Forces
PWGSC = Public Works and Government Services Canada
RCL = Royal Canadian Legion
Issued by The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command 2007
(613) 591-3335

 

    Updated: 2007-11-07

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