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09/30/2015


FREEDOM OF THE CITY — Units of the Army, Navy and Air Force marched down Victoria Avenue, Saturday, Sept. 12 as part of Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Day. They marshaled in Victoria Park, lined up on an adjacent street then to the cadence of drums and a band marched to City Hall where they were received and given the freedom of the city. Freedom of the City for military units traces to the about 15th century when, confronted with an enemy, a city had a choice of granting the enemy free entrance and/or passage, with certain conditions like don’t pillage the place, or suffering a siege. The units were greeted individually by Deputy Mayor Wade Murray who granted freedom of the city to each unit. (Flegel photo)

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