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Canada Says A Final Goodbye To Nathan Cirillo (PHOTOS)

10/28/2014 11:55 EDT | Updated 10/28/2014 11:55 EDT

Canadians gathered in Hamilton, and across the country, Tuesday to honour the sacrifice of a fallen son.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered last week while standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. His killing has led to an outpouring of tributes across the nation.

Today, his family, friends and neighbours are coming together to say a final goodbye at his funeral.

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Nathan Cirillo's fellow reservists rehearse for his funeral. (Tara Walton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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Nathan Cirillo's son Marcus wears a Highlander cap during the funeral procession for his father in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

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Kathy Cirillo is comforted by soldiers during the funeral procession for her son Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

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The mother of Nathan Cirillo lays her head on a soldier's shoulder during a pause in the escort of his body through the streets toward his funeral service in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. HIs son Nathan, 5, is at right, with his aunt, Natasha Cirillo, bent down. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment parade during the funeral procession of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Toronto on Tuesday October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

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Members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment marches during the funeral procession of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

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Kathy Cirillo is comforted in front of the coffin of her son Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at his regimental funeral service in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, and Laureen Harper attend the regimental funeral service for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, and Treasury Board President Tony Clement, right, attend the regimental funeral service for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

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