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Media Advisory: Governor General to Take Part in Remembrance Day Events in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will take part in the following Remembrance Day events, on Sunday, November 11, 2012:

11 a.m.

National Remembrance Day Ceremony

Their Excellencies will attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

National War Memorial, Ottawa

OPEN TO MEDIA

12:45 p.m.

Luncheon for the National Silver Cross Mother

Their Excellencies will host a luncheon at Rideau Hall to pay tribute to the 2012 National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Roxanne Priede, whose son, Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede, died in a Chinook helicopter crash on May 30, 2007, in Afghanistan. Each year, the National Silver Cross Mother is chosen by The Royal Canadian Legion to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremony on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost children in the service to their country.

Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

CLOSED TO MEDIA

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Last chance to visit the From Far and Wide exhibit

Don't miss your chance to visit the From Far and Wide - Honouring Great Canadians exhibit, open daily until November 11, 2012. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn more about Canada's national honours, as well as those presented to our military for their valour and service. Located in downtown Ottawa, across from Parliament Hill (90 Wellington Street), the exhibit is part of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General's public programming. For more information, please visit www.gg.ca/expo.

Media who wish to cover the Remembrance Day Ceremony must contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery. For further information about the National Silver Cross Mother, please contact The Royal Canadian Legion.

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Contacts:
Marie-Eve Letourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-0287
marie-eve.letourneau@gg.ca

Collin Lafrance
Parliamentary Press Gallery
613-992-6517
collin.lafrance@parl.gc.ca

Bruce Poulin
The Royal Canadian Legion
613-591-3335, ext. 241
bruce.poulin@legion.ca
www.legion.ca

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