A tragedy has hit our home here in Ottawa.
Someone/some people has/have done something horrible and cowardly. An unarmed guard at the War Memorial statue downtown doing nothing but standing at his post in honour of those who have served was shot and killed. He was simply there when this tragic event happened to him. Our hearts, thoughts , and prayers go out to all who are effected by this awful thing. Moments after this military member was gunned down a second event took place at the Parliament Buildings where a gunman (unknown at this time if it's the same one who had previously killed the soldier) charged into our government buildings where he was shot and killed by parliament security.
Our city is tense and saddened today by these events. We are known as a city of peace, beauty, and welcome. This has not changed. It never will. We are a city of strong proud Canadians and a melting pot of dedicated citizens who are hurt by this but never broken.
This is a hard day here in our beautiful city and the sun will rise tomorrow...though not for one poor honourable man and one lost soul.
We'll post updates here!