In Ottawa, at the National War Memorial, a huge crowd including veterans, serving military members and a throng of civilians stood quietly in gusty winds and a temperature of 3 degrees C under grey skies.
Cannon fire echoed in the distance behind Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife, Sharon Johnston, both wearing military uniforms, he in the blue of the Air Force as commander-in-chief and she as an honorary navy captain.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries are also on hand and will be placing wreaths.
The Silver Cross Mother, Colleen Fitzpatrick of Prince George, B.C., will lay a wreath on behalf of all bereaved mothers.
Her son, Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick, was mortally wounded in Afghanistan in March 2010.
(The Canadian Press)