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** September 21, 2016 ** – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces There will be a 19-gun salute on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Confederation Park in Ottawa for the visit to Canada of the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Four C3 Howitzers will be positioned near the eastern end of Confederation Park, adjacent to Lawrence Freiman Lane. The 19-gun salute is the firing of 19 rounds of blank ammunition in 10-second intervals. This salute is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. and will last for roughly 3 minutes. Residents are advised that this is purely ceremonial in nature and that at no time will safety or security be in jeopardy.
Lawrence Freiman Lane and the Laurier Street on-ramp will be closed for approximately 5 minutes during the gun salute.