Battle of Vimy Ridge anniversary to be marked in Truro

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TRURO- A ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge will take place on April 12 in Truro.

The service marking the 97th anniversary of the battle will begin at 11 a.m. at the Truro Cenotaph followed by the laying of the memorial wreath, a brief history of the battle, tributes, prayers, a march past and a Battle of Vimy Ridge Cadet essay.

The service commemorates the Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War, when 100,000 Canadian soldiers took Vimy Ridge from the Germans in a siege lasting from April 9 to 12, 1917. Many see the battle as the moment Canada gained its identity as its own country.

The cost was high, with 3,598 men killed and 10,602 injured.

Geographic location: Vimy Ridge, Truro, Canada

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