April 9, 2017, we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Over 25,000 people gathered together at the Vimy Memorial in France to remember the 100,000 men who fought during the battle of Vimy Ridge and the 3,598 who gave their lives.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked a turning point in our history; since this fateful battle, historians have said that Canada emerged from a colony to become a nation at Vimy Ridge. It was not simply a battle – it was Canada’s coming of age.
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