The Canadian Press

2015-10-22 | Hill Shooting Anniversary

Preview Clip

The national capital will pause this morning to mark the first anniversary of deadly attacks that claimed the lives of two soldiers on Canadian soil. It was just after 9 a.m. on a brilliant autumn Wednesday morning last October 22nd when, in the words of many observers, the country "lost its innocence." Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down from behind as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial adjacent to Parliament Hill. The attack came just 48 hours after Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was murdered in a hit-and-run by a Islamic-extremist-spouting convert in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says the attacks were felt in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world. (The families of the two soldiers are expected to attend today's ceremony, along with outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau.)

Date: 2015-10-22
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 26 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and it's an opportunity for people in the vicinity who were in The lockdown and and First Responders and members of the military to pay tribute to the Two Soldiers and in particular Corporal cirello because of that the tragic circumstances of his death and you know the impact it had worldwide when the gunman went on to Parliament Hill >>