Procession and Ceremony
Following a motorcycle procession, participants of the National Memorial
Ride gather at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood for a
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)
Rendezvous and Motorcycle Procession
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 View map
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
Special thank you to the Deptartment of National Defence and The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation for their ongoing support with the National Memorial Ride.