Remembrance Day Sentry Program members visit Parliament Hill


Six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), all selected from across the country, are in Ottawa this week to play important roles during this year’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, as part of the annual Remembrance Day Sentry Program.

The CAF and the RCMP selected these program participants for this honour based on criteria such as deployment experience, community involvement, physical fitness, and their record of conduct.

In addition to the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial on November 11, the seven members participate in various other activities, including visits to Parliament Hill, National Defence Headquarters, the Canadian War Museum, the National Military Cemetery, and the RCMP Musical Ride Stables.

Created in 1998, the Remembrance Day Sentry Program recognizes outstanding CAF members, both Regular and Reserve Force, and one member of the RCMP, for their dedication, professionalism, and performance.

This years’s program participants are:

  • Lieutenant(N) Derek Charles Carter
    Nursing Officer
    Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Pacific – Esquimalt, British Columbia
    Hometown : Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
  • Leading Seaman Harveer S. Gill
    Royal Canadian Navy Sentry
    HMCS Fredericton – Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Hometown : Toronto, Ontario
  • Master Corporal Simon C. Hughes
    Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Sentry
    Canadian Special Operations Regiment – Petawawa, Ontario
    Hometown : White Rock, British Columbia
  • Sergeant Jeremy Leblanc
    Special Guest of the Chief of the Defence Staff
    1st Batallion, The Royal Canadian Regiment – Petawawa, Ontario
    Hometown : Coalhurst, Alberta
  • Sergeant Isabelle Leclerc
    Sentry Commander
    8 Air Maintenance Squadron – Trenton, Ontario
    Hometown : Trois-Rivières, Quebec
  • Corporal Dany Lessard
    Canadian Army Sentry
    Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre – Wainwright, Alberta
    Hometown : St-Ludger, Quebec
  • Constable Steven A.W. Monkley
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sentry
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police, West Prince Detachment “L” Division – Rosebank, Prince Edward Island
    Hometown : Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Sentry program poster