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October 22, 2014

Flags at JIBC campuses to fly at half-mast

JIBC flags at half-mast to honour reservist killed guarding the National War Memorial

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) flags are at half-mast at all campuses to honour 24 year old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a reservist from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment in Hamilton, Ontario. Cpl. Cirillo was shot and killed as he stood guard at the war memorial in downtown Ottawa.

“In respect of Cpl. Cirillo’s ultimate sacrifice, the flags at all JIBC campuses will be lowered to half-mast. Our thoughts go out to Cpl. Cirllo’s family and all those affected by this tragedy.” said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC.

The Argylls are an infantry unit of the Canadian Forces primary reserves within 31 Canadian Brigade Group and it is one of the largest army reserve units in the country with over 250 soldiers. The soldiers who were guarding the National War Memorial are part of a ceremonial guard, of full-time and part-time soldiers who are rotated through duty on an hourly or bi-hourly basis.

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