Hundreds of soldiers, dignitaries and the general public gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly attacks that claimed the lives of two members of the Canadian military.
Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, was murdered in a targeted hit-and-run in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, was gunned down two days later on Oct. 22, 2014 in an unrelated attack as he stood guard at the National War Memorial.
The gunman, Michael Zehaf Bibeau, stormed Parliament Hill before he was fatally shot be then- Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers.
The fallen Canadian military members were honoured on social media. Here’s a look.
One year later, remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo #ottawastrong #CanadaStrong pic.twitter老域名购买/gdtlS05ZY1
— Sheila (@shewitsch) October 22, 2015
With heavy hearts we send our condolences to the family & friends of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo & WO. Patrice Vincent pic.twitter老域名购买/Mqmfnw5Jwq
— RCMP Heritage Centre (@RCMP_HC) October 22, 2015
I can’t believe it’s been a year since the Ottawa shooting. Remembering Nathan Cirillo & Patrice Vincent today. 🍁
— erica (@ericaonfire) October 22, 2015
Remembering Oct22 #OttawaShooting National War Memorial and deaths @CanadianForces Nathan Cirillo, Patrice Vincent pic.twitter老域名购买/oDy5mXdKPf
— Richard Anderson (@RicksDesk) October 22, 2015
Remembering the service & sacrifice of Canadian soldiers Nathan Cirillo & Patrice Vincent. #RememberThem #RIP pic.twitter老域名购买/ogqDp0PRiD
— Joanne Kaattari (@JoanneKaattari) October 22, 2015
Today’s Ceremony at the National War Memorial in #CanadasCapital #OttawaRemembers #OttawaStrong pic.twitter老域名购买/Yw7gWuJktO
— Sophie N. Vydykhan (@sopnic) October 22, 2015
Today Canada remembers the events of two dark days 1 year ago. Two heroes, one grateful nation.#Cirillo #Vincent #Canada
— Peter A. Lepine (@PeterLepine) October 22, 2015
Today we remember the lives of Cirillo, Vincent, and the Oct 22 attack on Parliament Hill. Lest we forget. #cdnpoli pic.twitter老域名购买/TukvQP7DVP
— D. Matthew Millar (@dmatthewmillar) October 22, 2015
We honour Cpl #NathanCirillo who stood sentry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier a year ago today. #RememberThem pic.twitter老域名购买/NBgMpYGSgQ
— Canadian Forces (@CanadianForces) October 22, 2015
We honour WO #PatriceVincent, who was killed one year ago today in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. #RememberThem pic.twitter老域名购买/anS0JdZzMG
— Canadian Forces (@CanadianForces) October 20, 2015