Ar­mistice marked by pa­rade, flyby

Montreal Gazette - - CITY -

Down­town Remembrance Day cer­e­monies on Sun­day will dis­rupt traf­fic from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as a mil­i­tary pa­rade, a 21-gun salute and a he­li­copter flyby also mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the ar­mistice that ended the First World War. A perime­ter formed by Robert-Bourassa Blvd. (for­merly Univer­sity St.), René-Lévesque Blvd., Met­calfe St. and Ste-Cather­ine St. will con­tain the cer­e­monies, which will take place at Place du Canada. A 21-gun salute will be­gin at 11 a.m. with a sin­gle shot, then con­tinue at one-minute in­ter­vals be­gin­ning at 11:02 a.m. from a bat­tery of ar­tillery de­ployed on René-Lévesque Blvd. Sol­diers from the 34th Cana­dian Brigade-Group and other for­ma­tions will pa­rade from the Rég­i­ment de Maison­neuve Ar­moury on Cath­cart St. to Place du Canada. Also at 11 a.m., a flyby will be car­ried out over down­town by two Royal Cana­dian Air Force he­li­copters from 438 Tac­ti­cal He­li­copter Squadron.

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