Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 04, 2014 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Battle of Vimy Ridge Memorial Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 4, 2014) - Approximately 120 members from The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (PWOR) will conduct a Memorial Ceremony on April 8, 2014 at the PWOR Armouries. A ceremony will be held in remembrance of fallen comrades of the 21st Battalion at the battle of Vimy Ridge April 9-12, 1917.

When: April 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Where: PWOR Armouries 100 Montreal St, Kingston, Ont.

What: The unit will conduct a parade ceremony to honour and remember former PWOR members who gave their lives during The Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Notes to the editor / news director: Media are invited to interview members of the PWOR before or after the parade. There will be photo and video opportunities throughout the event of members in dress uniforms parading with swords or rifles with bayonets. Media are asked to arrive by 7:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please contact Second Lieutenant Amelia Kerrigan, the Unit Public Affairs Representative.

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