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Massanutten Military Academy Cadets Traveled to Canada to Participate in an Exercise Called "Raid the Bruce"

Cadets Being presented with their Baker Badge!
Cadets Being presented with their Baker Badge!
Photo Credit: SFC(R) Richard Kurtz
  • Posted on Oct 30th, 2019
  • Story by: SFC(R) Richard Kurtz
  • 4th Brigade

ONTARIO, CANDADA -- On Sunday the 6th of October the Cadets traveled to Wellandport Ontario. Monday the 7th the Cadets received a history lesson at Robert Land Academy and how it is linked to Robert Land and the role he played in the revolutionary war as well as his son and the role he played in the war of 1812. Afterwards we took the Cadets to Niagara Falls. There they took a ride on the Maid of the Mist and spent the afternoon site seeing in downtown Niagara Falls. On our way back to Robert Land Academy we stopped by the British Methodist Church in St. Catharines. This is a historic site associated with Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The competition started Wednesday morning and for the next two and a half days the Cadets marched 56 miles on the Bruce trail retracing some of the steps units took during the war of 1812. The first two days are basically back to back marathons’ and on the third day all teams march together to the site where General Brock was killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The route took the Cadets past Laura Secord’s home, a loyalist who, after learning of the United States plan to attack walked 20 miles to warn British forces. Cadets completing the march were awarded the coveted Baker Badge at the Brock monument.


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On board the Maid of the Mist
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On board the Maid of the Mist
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Harriet Tubman Historic Site
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Harriet Tubman Historic Site
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Harriet Tubman Historic Site
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Check Point 1
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On the Trail
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On the Trail
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On the Trail
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Check point 8 start of day
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Check point 8 start of day
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Cadets Being presented with their Baker Badge!
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Cadets Being presented with their Baker Badge!
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On board the Maid of the Mist
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The Last Day
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The Last Day