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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

National Sentry Program Begins in Ottawa April 9

DND is inviting Media and the public to attend the opening of the National Sentry Program for the 2015 season, which will run from April 9 to November 10, 2015. (November 11th will be covered by Remembrance Day Ceremonies - Just in case you were wondering!)

Sentries will be a rotation of Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Army. They reinforce public awareness that the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is treated with respect and Dignity.

This year will also be a sad reminder of the attacks that took place on October 22, 2014. The Ottawa Police have agreed to provide security for the ceremonial guard throughout the season.

Event information:

When: April 9 starting at 9 AM
Where: National War Memorial - Corner of Wellington and Elgin in Ottawa
What: The Posting of Sentries for the 2015 Season.