April 9 marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
 
The battle raged for three days as the Canadians took the ridge from the Germans in World War One.
 
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Drumheller held a special ceremony to mark the occasion Sunday afternoon.
 
 
Local Legion President Burt Cote wants the younger generation to know this was a true Canadian victory.
 
"The Canadians took the ridge and we sacrificed over 3,500 lives in that battle and most of the people knew they were going in there and not coming back, so sacrifice is what they should learn from this," Cote stated.
 
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A large crowd gathered around the cenotaph near the Badlands Community Facility as Legion members and law enforcement officers marched from the Legion clubhouse down Centre Street to the memorial.
 
"We had an excellent turnout. We had so many soldiers marching, we had the RCMP, the Pen guards, the Sheriffs, the Scouts (and) the Cubs," Cote noted.
 
The legion hosted a coffee and cake social in the clubhouse after the memorial.   
 
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Mayor Yemen brings greetings from the Town of Drumheller. 

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