"August 4, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the start of Canada's First and Second World Wars Commemoration period."
On Monday, August 4th, 2014 join myself and many other fine folks from Ottawa and the surrounding area at Canada's National War Memorial from 11 am until 11:45 as we commemorate the start of the Great War of 1914-1918 (AKA "The War to End All Wars") when Great Britain declared war on Germany (and thus also brought Canada into this war) and also the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War (September 10th, 1939 when the Parliament of Canada declared war on Germany).
This being the Civic Holiday in Ontario, there is practically no reason for those able-bodied souls in Ottawa (and not at the cottage) not be there to remember all those that served, that were affected, or were unwilling participants in these two world wars.
Type: Commemorative Ceremony
Date: August 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 - 11:45
Details: 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the start of Canada's First and Second World Wars Commemoration period. The event serves to launch the National Sentry Program, complete with a General Salute and a Fly Past. Dominion Carillonneur will perform a musical interlude and Interpretation staff dressed in authentic World War uniform will be on-site. Please plan to arrive at the National War Memorial by 10:40.
Location: National War Memorial
Address: National War Memorial
City: Ottawa, Ontario
|Private Samuel McKinlay, Regimental Number 7675, died 22 Apr 1915 (photograph taken 6 Nov 2008 by Ken McKinlay)|