National Remembrance Day Ceremony
The Ceremony will take place at the National
War Memorial on 11 November at 1055 hours.
Veterans of all wars will parade and participate
- Pipe Band and Colour Party: report to the Cartier Square Drill Hall at 0925 hours. The band and Colour Party will depart the Drill Hall at 1000 hours en route to the gathering location for the Veterans Parade, corner of Metcalfe and Queen Streets, by proceeding west on Laurier to Metcalfe and north on Metcalfe to Queen Street.
- Veterans: assemble on Queen Street, corner of Metcalfe, at 1005 hours. They will form up in ranks with the head of the parade facing east on the corner of Metcalfe. Order of March: Pipe Band, Colour Party, Veterans.
- Parade Route: Parade will march off at 1030 hours moving east on Queen Street. Parade to be in position by 1040 hours, facing the Memorial on the triangle forming the southern portion of the National War Memorial.
- Parade Commander: appointed by Dominion Command.
Assembly and parade route as set out in Canadian
Forces Ceremonial Instructions. All in position at Memorial by
As illustrated on the Group Positions at Memorial
Colour Party—line main steps
at Memorial at 1040 hours.
Central Band—in position by 1030 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. Two flag sentinels facing out from the Memorial in position by 1040 hours.
Diplomatic Corps—in Position
10 by 1045 hours.
Ministers of the Crown, General Officers, Special Guests—in Position 7 by 1040 hours.
Veterans Organizations—in Position 8A on ramp west of Memorial by 1040 hours.
Non-Veteran Groups—in Position 8B on ramp east of Memorial by 1040 hours.
Disabled Veterans—seated in Position 6A by 1040 hours.
Vice Regal Group—in front of
and facing Memorial at 1056 hours.
Entourage of Vice Regal Group—seated in Position
Cars for Vice Regal Party will park on Wellington, North of the Langevin Building.
- Arrangements will be made for a national broadcast and telecast of the Ceremony.
- By 1040 hours, the Speaker of the Senate/House, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Chief of the Defence Staff, Youth Representatives and Outstanding Cadets of the Year will arrive independently at Position 1, southeast side of the apron in front of the Memorial. They will be met by the Dominion President and Dominion Secretary, then escorted to Position 1A, the Vice Regal Group area at the base of the steps.
At 1045 hours, the Honourable Marjory LeBreton will arrive at Position 1, southeast side of the apron in front of the Memorial. She will be met by the Dominion President and Dominion Secretary and remain in the area to await the arrival of other members of the Vice Regal Group.
At 1048 hours, the Silver Cross Mother with companion and Legion escort will arrive at Position 1 on the southeast side of the apron in front of the Memorial. She will be met by the Dominion President, greeted by Senator LeBreton, then escorted to Position 1A.
At 1050 hours, the arrival of the Governor General will be announced by the trumpeter sounding the "Still" on arrival of His Excellency at the sidewalk. His Excellency will arrive at Position 1, on the southeast side of the apron in front of the Memorial. He will be met by the Dominion President, greeted bySenator LeBreton, then escorted to the dais at Position 3.
As His Excellency proceeds to Position 3, Senator LeBreton and Dominion President will proceed to Position 1A, the Vice Regal Group area at the base of the steps. The Governor General will receive the Vice Regal Salute at Position 3; no inspection will follow.
At 1052 hours, on completion of the salute, His Excellency will be guided to Position 1A to meet the other members of the Vice Regal Group.
At 1056 hours, the Vice Regal Group will move to Position 4 in front of the Memorial in preparation for the commencement of the ceremony. They will remain standing throughout the ceremony.
Following "God Save the Queen" at the completion of the ceremony, the Dominion Secretary will lead the Vice Regal Group to the saluting base north of the Memorial. The Diplomatic Corps, special guests and representatives of veterans groups will follow the Vice Regal Group to Positions 16 and 17.
Public Wreath Laying: Other organizations and individuals wishing to do so may place wreaths at the Memorial following the official ceremony.
CF Central Band and the Ottawa Children's Choir: The band and choir will perform the required music and songs for the ceremony including appropriate music during the placing of wreaths by the Vice Regal Group, Diplomatic Corps, Veterans Organizations and VIPs.
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 CF Central Band will reform in a static position facing Wellington Street.
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 CF Central Band. The Pipe Band will play until all veterans have passed the Saluting Base after which the CF Central Band will commence playing. The remaining bands will not play until they have reached the corner of MacKenzie and Wellington Streets.
Order of March: Pipe Band, Colour Party, Veterans, Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Cadets, 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 left turn 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.
Drop Off and Departure Locations for School Groups--Annex E
||Colour Party and Pipes and Drums depart Cartier Square Drill Hall
||Parade departs Cartier Square Drill Hall
||Parade arrives Memorial
||Parade Dressed and Stands at Ease
||Central Band In position for ceremony
||Veterans Parade arrives at Memorial
|| Everyone in position for ceremony
|| Senator LeBreton arrives. Met by RCL President. Remains at VIP arrival area.
||The Silver Cross Mother arrives, Met by RCL President, Greeted bySenator LeBreton. Escorted to Vice Regal Group area.
||Governor General arrives, met by RCL President. Greeted by Senator LeBreton. 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
||First Gun & Peace Tower Clock
||Act of Remembrance
||2l-Gun Salute, Parade Stand at Ease
||Choir sings IN FLANDERS FIELD
||Vice Regal Group wreath laying
||Diplomatic Corps, Veterans Groups wreath laying. Band music. Music ceases when wreath laying is completed.
||Parade to attention
||GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
||VIPs move to saluting base
||VIPs in position at saluting base. March Past commences.
||Public wreath laying
Issued by The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command