MONTREAL – One year ago this week, jihadist terrorism claimed its first victims on Canadian soil.
The two soldiers who were killed last October will be remembered in ceremonies in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Tuesday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, colleagues, friends and family gathered to remember Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.
The ceremony took place not far from the Canadian Forces recruitment centre where a home-grown terrorist struck and killed Vincent with a car on Oct. 20, 2014.
The event began at 10 a.m. in front of Benny’s restaurant.
A banner in honour of Corporal Vincent was unfurled at the site.
On Thursday in Ottawa, there will be another ceremony to remember the attack on Parliament Hill that happened just two days after Vincent was murdered.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial on the morning of Oct. 22, 2014.
The gunman later made his way into the parliament before he was shot dead.