Friday, October 24, 2014

Canada: A Tribute of Honor for Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Reservist Killed at War Memorial

According to Toronto's The Canadian Press and The Global and Mail, the body of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, the honor guard gunned down at the National War Memorial in Ottawa this week, will be returned to his hometown of Hamilton via the Highway of Heroes today (October 24).

“We’re still working on details on the motorcade, but it will happen later on today,” said OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt. 

“It will be on the 401 on some point," Sergeant Schmidt said.

"Cirillo, a reservist from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is expected to be given a full regimental honors.

COMMENT: The 24-year-old was shot and killed dead as he and a colleague stood guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday (October 22). 

The gunman was killed after he burst into the Centre Block on Parliament Hill.

Books of condolences to Cirillo have been placed in both Hamilton and Ottawa.

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