Mayor & Council to honour local Cadet Units with ‘Freedom of the City’ Ceremony on Saturday
CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke and Council are pleased to invite the public to our bestowing ceremony of the ‘Freedom of the City’, the City’s highest honour, to our local CBRM Cadet Units.
The ceremony will take place at City Hall on the Esplanade in Sydney, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. (1300 hours).
All Cadet Corps and Squadrons will parade from the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion, along the Esplanade, arriving at City Hall for 1p.m.
Granting Freedom of the City is the highest honour a city can bestow. This historic tradition signifies a city’s trust in a military unit, organization or dignitary and serves as an official welcome, granting the freedom to parade or visit the city at leisure, allowing them the privilege to march into the city "with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed".
The following Cadet Units will be receiving the distinct honour, ‘Freedom of the City’, from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality:
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