Books of Remembrance We will remember them.

Since 1942, Protection Officers have performed the daily Turning of the Page Ceremony in honour of Canadians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. During the ceremony, a Protection Officer marches in front of the First World War Book of Remembrance, bows, salutes and turns the page. This process is repeated for all eight Books of Remembrance to ensure each page of each book is turned once a year. The Protection Officer marches back to the room entrance, and bows and salutes before ending the ceremony.

This solemn ritual takes place every morning at eleven o’clock in the Room of Remembrance located in the new Visitor Welcome Centre. A Protection Officer is always present to ensure the security of the Books.

We want to ensure that our veterans are given every opportunity to join us. The Parliamentary Protective Service encourages veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces to self-identify when applying to our job opportunities.