To pay homage to one of the most significant victory’s Canada’s military history, the Canadian Army will be hosting several events across Canada to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
“The Battle of Vimy Ridge is considered a significant milestone in Canadian military history, as it was the first time all four Divisions of the Canadian Corps fought side-by-side, securing victory for the Allies. This achievement, won at a high cost, has become an integral element in the rich, complex historical narrative of Canada,” stated a Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces press release.
From coast to coast to coast, the Canadian Army will be participating in public events, parades and ceremonies in major cities like Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Petawawa, Quebec City, Regina, and Winnipeg.
The Canadian Army also contributed soldiers to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contingent in France to participate in commemorative events like a military concert in Arras; a ceremony for for the Hill 70 Monument in Loos-en-Gohelle; several sunset and sunrise ceremonies; and a signature ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France.
Events will be held throughout Canada between April 8th and April 9th. For more information on Canadian Army commemoration events visit the Canadian Army website.