The Battle of Moreuil Wood took place on a wooded ridge above the village of Moreuil, France, on March 30th, 1918. The sounds of the battle have long faded, but the inherited memories linger on.
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) do not list "Moreuil" among their battle honours, but the regiment celebrates the occasion as close as possible to the anniversary date, subject to operational requirements, and have done so since 1927. This year, the commemoration will be marked with a sports day and social events to take place over March 20th to 21st at the regiment's home in Fort Steele, north of Edmonton.
None among the attendees will have fought at Moreuil, but no doubt toasts to the memory of those who did will he hoisted by veterans of subsequent wars. My father never attended a Moreuil Day celebration, as far as I know; but I hope to be there out of respect for those who rode with him and for those who continue to serve.