After a visit to the Canadian War Museum, I returned downtown on Remembrance Day to the War Memorial, where it has become habit in the years since the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been placed here to leave poppies after the ceremonies.
Wreaths are part of the official ceremonies, placed around each side of the Memorial, from the governor general, government and opposition leaders, the Silver Cross Mother, the youth of Canada, and then onwards. Veterans groups, military commanders, cabinet ministers, community organizations, embassies, schools, and more organizations place wreaths during the service.
Coming back around gave another view on the Tomb. It contains the remains of a Canadian soldier who was buried at Vimy Ridge a century ago, and re-interred here on what is sacred ground, right before the War Memorial. Two active servicemen, both from the Army, paused to place their poppies and give a salute in the fading light.