Government of Canada to mark 75th anniversary of V-J Day and end of the Second World War

Media advisory

Ottawa, ON To mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day and the end of the Second World War, the Government of Canada will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial. Marie-France Lalonde, Member of Parliament for Orléans, will deliver remarks and lay a wreath on behalf of Canada.

Location:    National War Memorial
                    Ottawa, ON

Date:           Saturday, 15 August 2020

Time:          10:45 EDT

Media and invited guests are asked to respect the social distancing practices outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial health authorities.

Keeping two metres apart from others and wearing a face mask are highly recommended. As per current public health guidance, please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Media who wish to attend are asked to register ahead of time at Photos will be available following the event for those unable to attend. The event will also be streamed live through the Canada Remembers Facebook page.


Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada

Cameron McNeill
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

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