It was a frigid Monday morning as thousands gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to honour those who lost their lives in Canada’s wars. Veterans and cadets marched down Wellington Street to the memorial to begin the country’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and Gov. Gen. Julie Payette were in attendance along with Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, and other dignitaries. This year’s Silver Cross Mother is Reine Samson Dawe, whose son, Captain Matthew J. Dawe was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2007.