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RCMP NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY AT BEECHWOOD
THE 146th RCMP ANNIVERSARY
23 MAY 2019
The North West Mounted Police, predecessor to the RCMP, and Beechwood Cemetery located in Ottawa were both created in 1873. For the past 146 years, deceased RCMP members and their families have relied on Beechwood for their final resting place in Ottawa. In 2002, the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery (RNMC) was established at Beechwood Cemetery. Last year, the Ottawa Division started an annual vigil and a wreath-laying ceremony on the anniversary of the RCMP, May 23rd, leading up to the 150th anniversary of the RCMP in 2023. Each year, additional activities are added to the event. ………….