Well, it’s now been several months since I was last able to post, and it’s been a crazy few months. I’m going to skip past some of the madness (but will be posting about it over on my Tin-Can Canucks website shortly), and instead focus on a very important date in Canadian Military history.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought in France during World War One between April 9th and April 12th, 1917. It was here that the Canadian Corps stormed the ridge and was able to recover a great amount of terrain from the Germans–terrain that British and French offensives had failed to recapture previously.
It’s often seen as the forge on which our country was made.
With the centenary of this monumental battle coming up in less than a month, there are obviously many activities and ceremonies marking this great battle, and even greater victory. April 9th is now known as Vimy Ridge Day, and that’s the date around which most of these events will be happening.
None so central though, than the ceremony that will be occurring at the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France.
More on that later.