I’m making it official—my Spring book tour will be underway as of March 15th, 2012.
The impetus for the trip is provided by Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) who will be observing their annual Moreuil Days on March 20th through the 22nd, at their home in Steele Barracks, Edmonton Garrison. The Straths have observed Moreuil Day since 1927, in honour of the men and horses who took part in the Battle of Moreuil Wood on March 30th, 1918. The festivities will include regimental sports, dinners, and a regimental parade as well as meetings and informal get-togethers.
My dad, who “attended” the inaugural battle at Moreuil, never made it to Moreuil Day. I am very excited at the prospect of attending in his honour, and look forward to sharing the event on my blog.