In honour of all those who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces, CTV delivers the special live broadcast REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020, this Wednesday, Nov. 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV2, and CTV News Channel. Hosted in-studio by CTV’s Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, the 90-minute special features the Remembrance Day commemorative ceremony from the National War Memorial in Ottawa, including live reports from CTV NATIONAL NEWS Parliamentary Reporter Annie Bergeron-Oliver. Speaking to the historical significance of Canada’s military efforts and delivering personal reflections, LaFlamme will be joined remotely by a number of heroic veterans including:
- Lieutenant-General (ret’d) Roméo Dallaire, who is also an author, humanitarian, retired senator, and former Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda
- Master Corporal (ret’d) Paul Franklin, a veterans advocate who served as a medic in Afghanistan and survived a roadside explosion in 2006
- Commodore (ret’d) Dr. Hans Jung, who is the former Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces
- Capt. (ret’d) Mary Ann Barber, a nurse practitioner who served with the Canadian Armed Forces and completed three tours in Afghanistan as a military trauma nurse
Due to restrictions on public gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, veterans and their families will not be able to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies in person this year. CTV News is proud to feature profiles of veterans on the REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020 special as well as across the organization’s social media accounts, as they recount their stories of courage and sacrifice in their own words.
Viewers can visit CTVNews.ca for live streaming coverage of the REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020 special, as well as a dedicated Remembrance Day page with interactive features and video. Additionally, CTVNews.ca delivers live streaming coverage of local Remembrance Day ceremonies from a multitude of cities across Canada.