TRURO – A special ceremony recognizing the Battle of Vimy Ridge will take place this weekend in Truro.
On Saturday, local army cadet corps, as well as sea, air and navy league cadets, will hold a remembrance service honouring the First World War battle that took place from April 9 to 12, 1917. The local gathering celebrating the 96th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge will be held at the Truro Cenotaph at 10 a.m. The event will be supported by the Royal Canadian Legion, Truro branch and will include a brief history of the battle, tributes, prayers, a Battle of Vimy Cadet essay, a march past and the laying of memorial remembrance wreaths.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first time Canada fought as a nation with Canadian soldiers accomplishing what no other ally could do. They took Vimy Ridge and the result was what was known as the birth of this nation.