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Thursday, August 30, 2012

91st Warrior's Day Parade

 All Photos By: Christine McFarlane

91st Warrior's Day Parade

On Saturday August 18, 2012 the 91st Annual Warrior's Day Parade took place at the Canadian National Exhibition. More than 2,500 Veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Forces marched into the Exhibition Place through the historic Princes' Gates and along the magnificent Princes' Boulevard to the sounds of military bands and cheering crowds.

Established in 1921, the Warrior's Day Parade is the longest running Veteran's parade in the free world and offered a unique opportunity to honour and pay tribute to our Veterans and the men and women of the Canadian Forces. It is also an opportunity to remember those brave men and women who gave their lives in the defence of Canada.

2012 marks the Bi-centennial of the War of 1812. The ground upon which the Warrior's Day Parade takes place witnessed on April 27, 1813, one of the bloodiest episodes of the war, the Battle of York, which began with an American advance upon the town of York just west of present day Exhibition Place and advanced eastward through what is now the CNE midway to Fort York.

"We remember all those who lost their lives during the War of 1812"

Chi miigwetch to our Veterans

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