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The following is an update on the 2021 Virtual Canadian Police And Peace Officers's Memorial reproduced from the official blog of the CPPOM
September 16, 2021
Update on the 2021 Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial
Dear Friends and Colleagues.
Sunday September 26th is fast approaching and we are busy finalizing the last few details on this years’ service. As you can imagine, the pandemic continues to impact our planning.
The 44th Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will take place again this year at the Summer Pavilion, next to the Memorial tablets behind Centre Block on Parliament Hill. The area will be restricted to access by invite only for the duration of the service.
We have been granted permission to install a video wall on the West Lawn where anyone can attend and participate in person. While that area will be open to anyone, pandemic restrictions will still apply.
We encourage any police and peace officers’ intent on attending the West Lawn to wear their #1 dress. We will arrange attendees in rank and file for the service.
There will be no parade or March Past again this year.
Please also note that all buildings in the Parliamentary Precinct remain closed. Therefore, there will also be no reception following the service.
The pathways leading to the Summer Pavilion and Memorial Tablets will be closed starting at 8:00am.
The Order of Service will remain as in years past. The Reading of the Names will start at 9:00am. The Memorial Service will begin at 11:00am.
The pathways and area around the Summer Pavilion and Memorial Tablets will reopen at the conclusion of the Service.
The Memorial Service will be broadcast live and can be viewed by going to this link: CPPOM.ca/Live.
I thank you for your continued patience as well as your support for our fallen officers and their families.
Stay healthy and stay safe.
Steve Boucher, M.O.M.
Ottawa Police Service, Ceremonial Sergeant Major
Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service, Coordinator