By Jessica Lad
Tens of thousands of Canadians paid tribute to fallen soldiers and veterans at the National war Memorial ceremony in Ottawa on Tuesday.
Ottawa Police estimated 50, 000 people attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony by the War Memorial across from Parliament Hill. Police presence was very heavy for a several block radius around Parliament Hill.
Officer Kennedy, a media spokesman with Ottawa Police, said, “there is is an increased police presence here today. We’re not taking any chances.” Many officers were armed with C8-Carbines, standard issue battle/patrol rifles.
Many people bowed their heads for a two-minute moment of silence, while others cried quietly in the crowd. Prime Minster Stephen Harper, his wife Laureen Harper, Justin Trudeau, Princess Anne and Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
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