Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
On Sunday, 9th April 2017, we solemnly commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle in France is often cited as where a young Canada demonstrated its place amongst the nations of the world. Canadian Soldiers from all across the nation fought as a single force in the Canadian Corps. The victory generated a sense of nationalism at home in Canada.
We pause on this 100th Anniversary to remember the sacrifices of the 3,598 killed and 7,004 wounded in this battle of the Great War.