Remembrance Day Special Rate for Military
Right now, we are all aware of the many soldiers overseas. To honor them and those we have lost on this Remembrance Day, we are offering a block of rooms on a complimentary basis to active military personnel and their families through the Military Families Fund, as well as offering a special discount (rates from $99) for those that would like to come to Ottawa at that time to show their support. The Lord Elgin will donate $5 for each room booked on November 11th to the Military Families Fund and ask all of our guests to make a donation to help support this Fund during this period.
To book this special one time rate (available November 8 to 11, 2013 only)
Or call us toll free (Canada & US) at 1-800-267-4298
Established in 2007, the Military Families Fund is one of the newest funds to be created to provide support to the military community. This Fund allows the chain of command to quickly respond to the unique, unforeseen and often immediate needs of military members and their families. Support from the Military Families Fund may be provided through a grant or interest-free loan. Since 2007, almost one thousand military members and/or their families have received assistance from the Military Families Fund. This includes financial support that is provided at the local Base/Wing level, as well as approvals granted by our National Military Families Fund office. Support from the Military Families Fund is typically provided within the following categories: • Health Support to meet exceptional travel, equipment and treatment needs of military members and/or their families; • Memorials, Burials, Next of Kin Travel related to special requirements of ill, injured and fallen soldiers; • Family Related to address unique and special needs of military families; • Home, Vehicle and Equipment Modifications related to ill and injured soldiers; • Basic Needs for those who are in exceptional financial distress, which may include former members who are transitioning between support networks; and • Dependent Children, which includes addressing the special needs of children that may not be readily available within the local community, and supporting the camp program.
Lord Elgin & Canada’s Military
The Lord Elgin Hotel holds a special place in it’s heart for our fallen soldiers and it’s history is closely interwoven with that of our military. From our view overlooking the National War Memorial, we are reminded every day of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom and democracy during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean Conflict, during peacekeeping missions and today in Afghanistan in the war on terror.
Each year since it’s opening, the hotel has hosted thousands of soldiers – those on active duty and veterans, as they come to Ottawa on military business, or to join with other’s to remember those we have lost fighting for our country. We have had the honor of hosting some of our most decorated soldiers year after year as they made their pilgrimages to Ottawa and then on to sites overseas where they fought major battles on behalf of Canada and her allies in years past.
The National War Memorial
In 1918 the armistice that ended World War I came into force, bringing to an end four years of hostilities that saw 60,000 Canadians die at sea, in the air, and on foreign soil. The war to end all wars ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. On that day each year, Canadians are asked to pause and remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom and democracy.
You may view the National War Memorial through our web-cam here at the Lord Elgin.
Remembrance Day Resources:
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (in Vimy, France)
- Royal Canadian Legion
- Remembrance Day (CBC News)
- Canadian War Museum
- Canadian Normandy Memorial: Juno Beach Project
- WWII British Commonwealth Air Training Plan: CATP Air Museum (Brandon, MB)
- Lester B. Pearson & The United Nations as Peacekeepers (see CBC, Top 10 Canadians)
- Canadian peacekeepers
- UN Peacekeeping Operations