Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Decoration Day at Ridgeway, June 2

Peter Vronsky reminds us the original day for remembering Canadian veterans and casualties of war was June 2, not November 11.  This year Decoration Day will be marked at the site of the Battle of Ridgeway, 1866, near Niagara.

A Decoration Day ceremony on the historic battlefield will commemorate the “Ridgeway Nine” - the first nine of over 115,000 Canadian soldiers killed in combat starting from the 1866-1870 Fenian Raids in Canada through to the North West Rebellion, the South African War (Boer War), the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War and the recent deployments in Afghanistan.
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