While Canadians marked Remembrance Day across the country, the Governor General and other federal dignitaries gathered at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to honour our soldiers, past and present.

A bout of rain in the Nation’s Capital could not stop hundreds of Canadians from coming out to watch the national ceremony.

While most jurisdictions offered their own services, people travelled from as far as Nova Scotia and British Columbia to attend the ceremony.

Margaret, whose parents both served the country, drove more than three hours to attend the Ottawa ceremony.

“I think it’s supposed to be kind of miserable on Remembrance Day, if it rained or snowed they didn’t stop fighting,” she said.

The ceremony included a veteran’s parade along with appearances from numerous Canadian dignitaries.

Also attending was National Silver-Cross Mother Roxanne Priede, whose son Darryl died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2007.

Priede was in attendance in honour of all mothers who have lost a child in service to their country.

The ceremony ended with the playing of the last post, a moment of silence and the placing of poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper honoured Remembrance Day in Hong Kong Sunday morning, but did not attend this year’s ceremony as he is still on a trip to Asia promoting trade ties.