U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce A. Heyman today issued the following statement marking one year since the shootings on Parliament Hill:
“On October 22, 2014, I, like most Americans, was saddened and concerned by the attack in Ottawa, the capital city of such an exceptional friend and trusted neighbor. As we approach the date of the tragic attack on Parliament Hill and honor the lives of WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, I would like to express again my sympathy and condolences to their families, friends, colleagues, and to the Canadian people.
“As Secretary of State John Kerry said during his visit to Ottawa in the days following the attacks, ‘Great nations, like great individuals, are those who are made stronger by the hardest tests of life…the world has been witness to Canada’s strength. To your unity, your courage, your resolve.'”