“He is Canada’s son…He belongs to us all”, his family said in a statement.But Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was also a Hamiltonian. This made his tragic murder more personal to Steel Town. The city I live in. He was one of us and only 24.
And he had a son.
Nathan Cirillo was gunned down last Wednesday while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. A place that honours our fallen military heroes and is a sacred place to Canadians. Nathan will now be remembered for eternity at this special place. A place for heroes.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his parents and family.