R.I.P DEAR SIR.
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this man.
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo laid to rest in Hamilton
WATCH ABOVE: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was standing guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial when he was killed last week. The reverend who led his funeral service on Tuesday said the 24-year-old’s bravery and sacrifice were not in vain. Mike Drolet reports.
TORONTO – A military funeral for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, fatally shot while on duty at Ottawa’s National War Memorial last week, took place in his hometown of Hamilton Tuesday.
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Thousands honoured Cirillo by lining the funeral procession route, which began at the Argyll Commemorative Pavilion at Bayfront Park at 11 a.m. ET.
The procession travelled south along Bay St. North, east along York Blvd, and north along James St. North, ending at Christ’s Church Cathedral around noon.
Members of his regiment — the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders — surrounded the fallen soldier’s casket along the procession route Tuesday morning as they made their way to the cathedral.
WATCH: Pipe band delivers stirring rendition of ‘Amazing Grace” during service
Cirillo grew up in Hamilton with his mother, two sisters and step-father, according to the funeral program. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve in 2006 with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Lousie’s) after demonstrating a “passion for the military” from an early age, it said.