POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 15 Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day On September 24, 1998, the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day. In announcing the commemorative day on September 27, 1998, the Solicitor General of Canada stated that “A formal, national Memorial Day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of Police and Peace Officers, who make the ultimate, tragic sacrifice to keep communities safe.” On Sunday, September 25, 2011, thousands of Police and Peace Officers from across the country gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to honour colleagues who died in the line of duty. In memory of all Police and Peace Officers killed in the performance of their duties.