Procession and Ceremony
Following a motorcycle procession, participants of the National Memorial Ride gather at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood for a commemorative service.
Participants in the National Memorial Ride gather at the Canadian War Museum to ride through the streets of Ottawa. The procession route leads to the Beechwood National Military Cemetery where participants will gather for a commemorative service.
The 2018 event is held on Sunday, June 3 in Ottawa (2018 route and ceremony details to be confirmed)
11:30 Staging Area, Canadian War Museum Parking Lot, 1 Vimy Place
12:45 Ride Briefing (Ride Captain)
13:00 Riders depart for National Military Cemetery
Route: Wellington - Rideau – Sussex – Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway – Birch St – Hemlock Rd – St. Laurent Blvd – Beechwood Ave
The Order of Service
The ceremony is conducted as per standard Legion protocol.
13:50 Riders Arrive at National Military Cemetery
14:00 Remembrance ceremony begins
14:20 A grateful Nation Prays (Non-denominational prayers)
14:30 Organizations place wreaths
14:45 Closing of the Remembrance Ceremony and Final Remarks
14:50 Post-ceremony visit of cemetery