Saturday, November 1, 2008
Ypres Day parade
How many of us older Verdunite remember the annual Ypres Day parade that the Verdun legion put on? After the war, it really was a largw parade starting at Evelyn/Church, going past the cenotaph then at Lasalle/Wellington and proceeding to Woodland park where a ceremony was held. All of the regiments in the Montreal area were there with Tanks, field pieces, bands etc. Of course over the years it has gotten a lot smaller with only legionaires participating. Apparently the Verdun legion is the only one in all of Canada to remember those who died in Ypres.