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Hometown Hero: Fallen Canadian Soldier Laid to Rest

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was laid to rest in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday.

Soldiers load the coffin into a hearse during the funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ontario, on Oct. 28, 2014. Cirillo, 24, was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill before being shot down in a hail of bullets. Cirillo was laid to rest in his southern Ontario hometown on Tuesday.

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Marcus Cirillo, 5, center, attends the funeral procession for his father, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Soldiers escort the coffin during the funeral procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

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Soldiers escort Kathy Cirillo during the funeral procession for her son outside the Christ's Church Cathedral.

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Soldiers escort the coffin during the funeral procession in Cirillo's hometown.

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Marcus Cirillo attends the funeral procession for his father.

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Hamiltonians show their support during the procession.

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Soldiers escort the coffin during the funeral procession.

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Hamiltonians look over a memorial for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo during his funeral.

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