MP Tony Clement reflects on Cpl. Cirillo's funeral and its impact on Canada
The funeral of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was an emotional as you can expect. That’s according to Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Tony Clement who was in Hamilton, Tuesday, along with thousands of others to honour the solider that was shot while standing guard, unarmed, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday.
Clement says his death will forever be connected with the attack in Ottawa, but it has also changed the National War Memorial.
Cirillo was buried exactly two weeks before citizens across Canada will gather around their local cenotaphs to commemorate all the fallen soldiers from past to most recent conflicts. Clement says with it being so close to November 11th, Remembrance Day is going to take a different dimension this year.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and several other MPs also attended Cirillo’s funeral.
(Courtesy of Photographer Samantha Beattie) A young girl pays her respects amongst the colourful flowers, wreaths and balloons left for Cpl. Nathan outside the Foote Armoury on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014.