A ceremony held Thursday morning in Ottawa to commemorate the events of October 2014.
On October 20, 2014, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was murdered in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Martin Couture-roll.
Two days later, Corporal Nathan Cirillo fell under the bullets just steps from the Parliament in Ottawa. Michael Zehaf Bibeau shooter then managed to enter, armed, in the Parliament Buildings, where the gathered MPs and ministers for Wednesday’s caucus.
On October 22, the entire city of Ottawa has spent a day in fear while the police were trying to find out if the man was shot dead a few minutes after entering the parliament, had acted alone or had accomplices.
A year later, it is by a salvo of 21 gun and a fly-past of fighter aircraft CF-18 that the memory of the two victims was emphasized.
The outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau are both involved in the ceremony at the National War Memorial. The Governor General David Johnston and the Chief of Staff Jonathan Vance also are there.