Petition update

Nathan Cirillo now has a plaque at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

David Williams Watson
Canada

Mar 26, 2017 — This update is long overdue.

On October 22nd 2015 a plaque was placed at the memorial in honour of Cpl Cirillo. Thank you to all who signed the petition.

CBC Article about the plaque unveiling:

"Cirillo's mother, Kathy Cirillo, clutched her grandson, Marcus, flanked by the slain corporal's stepfather, two sisters and other relatives. Vincent's mother, Thérèse Guérette, sat next to Vincent's three sisters.

Next to the families, outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau sat side by side with their wives, rising together to lay a wreath at the foot of the memorial.

As they sat back down, the two leaders shook hands.

A bugler sounded the Last Post, The Rouse and The Lament through an otherwise silent memorial plaza, and two minutes of silence were observed.

Four CF-18 Hornet fighter jets flew past in missing man formation — one jet moving away from the others to signify lives lost.

Johnston laid a wreath as well, accompanied by Cpl. Brandon Stevenson, the ceremonial guard who was standing sentry next to Cirillo the morning he was killed.

After the public proceedings were over, a plaque to commemorate Cirillo's life was unveiled in a private ceremony at the southeast side of the memorial site. A plaque to commemorate Vincent is expected to be unveiled in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in 2016."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-shooting-one-year-later-1.3272984


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