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Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's death gives new meaning to Hamilton Remembrance Day events

11/09/2014 09:42 EST | Updated 01/09/2015 05:59 EST
For the third time in just a few weeks, Hamiltonians will line the streets to honour members of Canada's military, including the city's most recent hometown loss. 

Remembrance Day comes less than two weeks after city residents gathered en masse to mourn the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who was shot and killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill last month.

Services and parades are scheduled to take place in a few corners of the city on Sunday. 

A parade of veterans, garrison units, government representatives and cadet corps will leave the Armouries on James Street North at 10:15 a.m. ET. The parade will end at Liuna Station, where a service will take place at 10:45 a.m. The parade will return along the same route after the ceremony. 

Mayor Bob Bratina, along with several MPs and MPPs, are expected to appear alongside military units in the parade.

An organization called Friends of Veterans Canada is also organizing a rally along the Highway of Heroes from Trenton to Hamilton. Organizers expect Canada flag-bedecked classic cars, family vehicles and even a few hardy motorcyclists to assemble in a procession leaving Trenton around 11 a.m. and arriving in Hamilton around 3:30 p.m.

More information about those can be found here.  

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