The Master of ceremony, Suzanne Sarault, underlined that wreaths were layed to remember those who have served Canada so diligently and that our thoughts were also with their families who supported them. She reminded us that the solid tripartite partnership is what made the cemetery possible. The RCMP asked the Veterans to lead the project and, over the years, a number of former members of all ranks, up to the level of D/Commr. and public servants volunteered the time and worked tireless to convert the vision into reality. The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery is for all employees of the RCMP – Regular Members, Civilians and Employees of the Public Service and their families. It reflects the sense of family that is a distinguishing factor in the lives of RCMP employees
Wreaths were layed.
Senators Vern White and Larry Campbell on behalf of the Government of Canada. Both RCMP Veterans.
On behalf of the RCMP and representing Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Corps Sergeant Major (CSM) Al McCambridge.
On behalf of the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery Tripartite, from the RCMP, CSM Al McCambridge, from the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation, Veteran Tim Killam, President, and on behalf of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Ottawa Division, Veteran Michel Pelletier, President.
On behalf of the RCMP National Division, Assistant Commissioner Mike Duheme.
On behalf of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, the initial project director Veteran Roy Berlinquette represents Al Rivard, Commissioner (Ret’d) Giuliano Zaccardelli who signed the Tripartite Agreement in 2004 and the new project director, Veteran Kevin Mole.
On behalf of our International Police Partners, Colonel Francis Paccagnini, Homeland Security, Embassy of France.
On behalf of all families, Assistant Commissioner Joe Oliver.
MORE DETAILS – SPIRIT VIGIL 23 MAY 2018