Local veterans and legion members to mark 100th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge
Tomorrow join veterans and members from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 as they recognize the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge during a wreath-laying ceremony at St. Catharines city hall.
April 9th marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a key battle during the First World War considered to be a Canadian triumph for the allies.
Veterans will lay wreaths at the Honour Rolls, the Watson Memorial and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 Cenotaph, beginning at 10:15 a.m.
Veterans and Legion members will then begin their march through downtown streets to the cenotaph at Memorial Park for a memorial service commemorating the anniversary.
The procession will leave City Hall at 10:30 a.m. and go west on Church Street, continue south on Ontario Street, then head west on St. Paul Street West to the cenotaph.
The Memorial Park service begins at 11 a.m.