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On April 9, 1917, 100,000 Canadian soldiers fought at Vimy and 3,598 of those died -- the most Canadian deaths recorded in the war. A century later, it appears many have forgotten their sacrifice. Worse still, many like me (until recently) don't even know they have a link to the battle.
As is often said, a photo can be worth a thousand words. The Vimy Foundation is working to help bring a human face to Canada's First World War history. In honour of Remembrance Week.... the Vimy Foundation is launching a unique and innovative project to colourize rarely seen images of the First World War, a project aimed at reengaging young Canadians on defining moments in our history.
Canada's achievements and sacrifices at Vimy Ridge 96 years ago have become a very meaningful touchstone for Canadians. The Vimy legacy has helped to build a bridge to a well-deserved national sense of pride and achievement. Let's all consider our unique history and Canada's place as a civil and open society.
Thousands of Canadian students joined the Governor General and the minister of veterans affairs in France today to mark the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. "I think the reason why I sta...