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Soldiers carry baton through Winnipeg streets for fallen comrades

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About 10 soldiers from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) conducted a memorial baton relay through town Thursday but they weren’t alone.

Inside of the hollow baton head is a memorial cross with the names of the 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service for Canada.

The run started on west Portage Avenue and continued on through Brookside Cemetery, Sgt. Tommy Prince Avenue, across the Arlington Bridge to Valour Road and the Valour Road Memorial.

The Memorial Baton Relay team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshaled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. The baton is on its way to Ottawa, where it will arrive on September 18.

A Centennial Display (highlighting history and current operational capability of the PPCLI ) will be open at Memorial Park until 4 p.m. Includes exciting armoured vehicles, history, soldiers.

On Friday, Centennial Display will open at Canadian Tire parking lot, 3615 Portage Avenue, from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

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Updated on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:32 PM CDT: Write-through

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