The Estevan Legion hosted a memorial ceremony commemorating the 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Saturday afternoon.

"It's just to give us a little bit of history and it's to pass on the information to the younger generation about the significance of the battle and Canadian history and Canadian military history and how it developed Canada as a nation," stated Craig Bird the Commanding Officer of the Estevan Army Cadet Core. 

"All of the participants that were in the Canadian Army at the time, we do have 11 killed in action on Vimy and then subsequently another 7 that succumbed to their wounds afterwards so 18 in total that were killed on that day." 

"It's an educational service that we put on for the cadets just to give a little bit of history for the battle itself plus military history in general," he explained. 

"We'd like to thank everybody for coming out to the service. We're changing it up every year so it's a little different every year, we're adding a local content to it to show people that there was a lot of local activity in regards to World War 1 in regards to the Southeast area."

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