Monday, April 9, 2012

Vimy Ridge

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend with friends and family.

Today April 9, we like to remember the Canadians that fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I.

The Canadians who victoriously fought in the battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France during World War I, which was part of the larger battle of Arras in northern France, began on Easter Monday, April 9, in 1917.

About 30,000 Canadians fought this brave fight and became victorious. Canadians suffered about 11,000 casualties, of these 3,600 were killed.

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial sits on a hill granted to Canada in northern France. The monument is inscribed with the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers who were listed as missing or presumed dead in France. It stands as a tribute to all who served their country in battle and risked or gave their lives in the war.

Today we Remember those brave men and women of Vimy Ridge…

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