Parliament Hill attack anniversary

By Tanya Cronin
October 23, 2015 - 12:41pm Updated: November 17, 2015 - 10:29am

Soldiers - veterans and hundreds of Canadian citizens stood at the National War Memorial to mark the first anniversary of the attacks on Parliament Hill. On October 22nd, a lone gunman fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo on the steps of the National War Memorial - as he stood ceremonial guard. From there, he stormed Parliament's centre block building - firing dozens of shots, before being shot dead.

Conservative MP's were holding their weekly Caucus meeting at the time, Cathy McLeod remembers the frightening experience - and being locked down for nearly nine hours. Senator Nancy Green Raine recalls the moment when shots rang through the halls, and says since then, Government has made several moves to tighten security on Parliament Hill./ 

Corporal Nathan Cirillo's death, came just two days after Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in a hit-and-run by an Islamic extremist in Quebec. Dignitaries paid tribute to Vincent in this morning's ceremony as well.

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