Remembrance Day Sentry Program participants honoured with ceremonial duty

November 4, 2019 - Defence Stories

Six Canadian Armed Forces members and one member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received the distinction of being selected from all those nominated across the country to play an important role during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa.

As the newest participants of the annual Remembrance Day Sentry Program, they will stand sentry at the National War Memorial during ceremonies held November 11.

The Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP honoured the program participants with this important ceremonial duty based on criteria such as deployment experience, community involvement, physical fitness, and their record of conduct.

In the days leading up to the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial, the seven members have a full schedule of activities, including visits to Parliament Hill, National Defence Headquarters, the Canadian War Museum, the National Military Cemetery, and the RCMP Musical Ride Stables.

The Remembrance Day Sentry Program was created in 1998 in order to recognize six outstanding Canadian Armed Forces members, from both Regular and Reserve Force, and one member of the RCMP, for their dedication, professionalism, and performance.

This year’s program participants are:

Sergeant Jesse Adams
3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment – Garrison Petawawa, Ontario
Sentry Commander
Hometown : Westchester Station, Nova Scotia

Leading Seaman Stephen MacLeod
Base Information Services – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Royal Canadian Navy Sentry
Hometown : Back Bay, New Brunswick

Corporal Sean Finnigan
Royal New Brunswick Regiment – Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canadian Army Sentry
Hometown : Lincoln, New Brunswick

Master Corporal Ashley Barker
442 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron – Comox, British Columbia
Royal Canadian Air Force Sentry
Hometown : Carleton Place, Ontario

Lieutenant (Navy) Jeffrey Lee
Canadian Forces Health Services Centre – Ottawa, Ontario
Nursing Officer
Hometown : Montreal, Quebec

Constable Ryan John Lenssen
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “M” Division – Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sentry
Hometown : Milton, Ontario

Master Seaman Andrew McDonald
Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Special Guest of the Chief of the Defence Staff
Hometown : Halifax, Nova Scotia

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