Canadians mark Vimy’s 100th anniversary at home and abroad

Members of the Canadian contingent participated in a sunset ceremony at the Vimy Memorial.
Members of the Canadian contingent participated in a sunset ceremony at the Vimy Memorial. Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017, commemorative events were held at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, and in communities across Canada and around the world.

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  • A young cadet passes the torch to a colleague at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
  • Five replica aircraft from Vimy Flight fly past the Canadian National Vimy Memorial during the signature ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9.
  • Members of the Canadian contingent participated in a sunset ceremony at the Vimy Memorial.
  • Members of the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Pipes and Drums participate in the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge parade in Petawawa, Ont.
  • Crew members onboard HMCS Ottawa participated in a Vimy memorial service at sea.
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