Slain Soldier Laid To Rest

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's funeral procession in Hamilton. October 28, 2014. Photo courtesy of Oliver Gaskin.

Thousands gathered in Hamilton on Tuesday to pay respects to slain Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

The 24-year-old was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last week when he was shot and killed.

He was a serving member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based in Hamilton.

Cirillo’s 5-year-old son, Marcus, followed his father’s casket in a procession to┬áthe Christ’s Church Cathedral .

Family members, fellow soldiers, police officers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP leader Tom Mulcair, and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau were among the dignitaries that attended the funeral.