Vimy Ridge: Oak Tree from Vimy Ridge planted in Richmond Hill

Posted Апреля 09, 2017

The illumination was projected on the National War Memorial and adjacent screens. The variety of commemorative activities were created to bring Canadians, especially youth, together, to honour Canada's victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and contribution to the First World War. The combination of the solemn candlelight tribute and the spectacular illumination was such an inspiring way to remember the men and women who served our country during the First World War.

Sir Michael, who will attend the event in France commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge, said national armies which work together were "continuing to make the world a safer and more secure place". "We must never forget their sacrifice and service".

The renewed Battle of Vimy Ridge section goes "into greater depth than ever before", the Museum says, to examine all aspects of the battle - from strategic planning and field preparations to the experience of combat - which led to the loss and injury of over 10,200 Canadians between April 9 and 12, 1917.

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A new poll finds a lot of Canadians are fuzzy on knowledge of Vimy Ridge, despite being related to a Vimy Soldier. They were attempting to do what had proven impossible for allied forces in 1914 and 1915 when hundreds of thousands died in unsuccessful attempts to take the ridge. The conflict took a huge toll, with more than 66,000 Canadians losing their lives and 170,000 being wounded.

Even then, it would be another 19 years, when the iconic Canadian National Vimy Memorial was unveiled in 1936, before the battle would start to become an important part of Canada's national identity.

They also carried and raised the Canadian Red Ensign - the flag flown by Canada at the Battle of Vimy Ridge - and flags of the participating regiments and agencies.

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