Veterans Day Ceremony

The Canadian Tulip Festival is especially proud to present Veterans Day, Tuesday, May 12 to acknowledge and celebrate those who have served our country. The Festival is also holding “Honouring Our Veterans”, its formal public ceremony from 11 am to 12 noon at Beechwood Cemetery with a wreath laying in commemoration of the liberation of the Netherlands and the end of WW2. The honourary veterans from navy, army and air force will also be announced for the 2020 Festival. The event is proudly hosted by Beechwood Cemetery. 

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Beechwood Cemetery, The National Cemetery of Canada

Come and explore 144 years of history and horticulture in the heart of the city. Only 5 KM from Parliament Hill sits the 160 acres of Beechwood Cemetery, The National Cemetery of Canada. Discover over 35 000 tulips planted in countless gardens surrounding the quiet beauty of this Victorian Cemetery. Stroll around the grounds in self-guided or private tour to discover the 85 000 who shaped our country and marked our communities. Come visit and honour the sacrifice of service at the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery, the National Military Cemetery, the CSIS Memorial Cemetery, the Ottawa Police Service Cemetery or explore the uniqueness of one of the many community sections that celebrates our countries diversity. Beechwood Cemetery is open from dawn until dusk and private tours can be requested at or call 613-741-9530. All tours are free to the public.

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