Friday, November 11, 2011

The Portraits of Honour National Tour

The Portraits of Honour National Tour, in a mural, honours 157 Canadian soldiers, sailors, and aircrew who have lost their lives in Afghanistan.

It started touring Canada on May 26th, and is slated to go right across the county from coast to coast to coast. If you want to read their Tour Diary, and see their photo gallery, go to

The bus will be in Ottawa today and tomorrow at the following places and times -

Friday, November 11th it will be on Parliament Hill, and will be open for public viewing from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

On Saturday, November 12th, it will be at the National War Museum at 1 Vimy Drive. The public viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

Go to for more information.

Postscript #1 - Under the title of "Remembrance Day: Lest we forget" — a day set aside to honour sacrifice — there are a number of articles available online on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website at

As well, CBC will pay tribute to Canada's fallen soldiers today through live video, audio, and online streaming of the ceremony from the War Memorial in Ottawa, starting at 10:00 a.m. EST this morning. Go to for details.

Postscript #2 - There will be free admission to the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization on Friday, November 11.

Today at exactly 11 a.m., sunlight will shine through a single window to frame the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier.

A limited number of free tickets will be available at 9 a.m. at the Information Desk. No reservations permitted.

This event will also be webcast live from Memorial Hall on November 11, starting at 10:45 a.m. on the Museum’s website, and broadcast within the Museum.

For more information on the programs available today, and for a link to the live webcast, go to

Tomorrow's Post: Researching Canadian WWI Records with Rick Roberts of Global Genealogy at the Quinte Branch (OGS) AGM.