The soldier who was fatally shot yesterday morning was in ceremonial gear, armed only with an unloaded antique rifle.

Cariboo-Prince George MP Dick Harris says it has never been a practice that soldiers at the war memorial would be armed…

 

Cpl. Nathan Frank Cirillo was taking a turn as part of this fall’s Ceremonial Guard watching over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier when he was gunned down shortly after 9:30 am yesterday morning.

Cirillo, from Hamilton, Ontario, was 24 years old and leaves behind a young son.

Harris was not on Parliament Hill yesterday as he was homesick.