The 1813 Army Cadets marked the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a ceremony on Saturday in Cranbrook. The Cadets—starting at Kennedy Hall—marched 3.6 kilometres in full dress to honour the 3

The 1813 Army Cadets marked the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with a ceremony on Saturday in Cranbrook. The Cadets—starting at Kennedy Hall—marched 3.6 kilometres in full dress to honour the 3

Remembering the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Members of the 1813 Army Cadets held a ceremony on Saturday to mark the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

  • Apr. 12, 2016 8:00 p.m.

Trevor Crawley

Members of the 1813 Army Cadets held a ceremony on Saturday to mark the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge, fought by the Canadians in the First World War, was a watershed moment in Canadian history.

The Canadian Corps was tasked with taking control of a German position on a high escarpment and did so after a fierce three-day battle in April 1917.

Ever since, the Canadian victory has become a symbol of national pride and sacrifice.

The 1813 cadets marched 3.6 kilometres to honour the 3,600 Canadians who lost their lives in the battle, starting at Kennedy Hall and ending with a ceremony at Rotary Park.