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Veterans and cadets remember Vimy Ridge
Published Saturday, April 9, 2011 6:38PM CST
It was 94 years ago that one of the most important battles of the First World War began. The battle of Vimy Ridge is seen as a turning point in the war, and in Canadian history.
Saturday afternoon, local veterans and cadets gathered in downtown Regina to remember the battle.
Dozens of army cadets from all across southern Saskatchewan marched through the streets before gathering at the cenotaph in Victoria Park for a special remembrance ceremony. One of the highlights was the laying of a maple leaf wreath specially made for the occasion. The wreath features exactly 341 maple leafs - one for each Saskatchewan soldier who died at Vimy Ridge.