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100th Anniversary Of Vimy Ridge

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  • 100th Anniversary Of Vimy Ridge

    Today is the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge, a significant day in Canadian History.

    One of the prime reasons is that soldiers from every region of Canada — fighting together for the first time as a single assaulting force in the Canadian Corps — had taken the heavily fortified ridge together. As Brigadier-General Alexander Ross would famously say: " . . . in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation."

    Earlier British and French attacks on the stronghold had failed to budge the defenders.

    The victory at Vimy Ridge was greeted with enthusiasm in Canada, and after the war the battle became a symbol of an awakening Canadian nationalism. Sadly, over 10,500 of our best were killed or injured in that gruelling battle.

    Bless You!!!