Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

May 03, 2013 08:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: Temporary Road Closures for Military Parade

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - On Saturday May 4th at 11 a.m. the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment will march to Kingston City Hall to celebrate their 150th year by conducting a Freedom of the City parade. Motorists are asked to avoid Ontario St. at City Hall from 1045-1200 a.m. as it will be closed.

The parade will depart 100 Montreal Rd. turning left on Queen St. right on Bagot St. to Clarence St. and left on Ontario St. before arriving at City Hall. Kingston City Police will control traffic along the route.

Granting Freedom of the City is an historic tradition by which a community recognizes a military unit and grants it the privilege of marching through its streets with drums beating, Colours flying and bayonets fixed. It is a prized honour from a community that also enables a city to recognize the merits of a military unit and express the affection and esteem of its citizens for the unit.

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