Celebrating Vimy Ridge

Here’s our tribute to the Canadians who conquered Vimy Ridge on this day in 1917.


Photos taken and posted on Flickr by Walker.

Detail from the Vimy Ridge Memorial. Text by Walker:

As you walk to the front of the monument, you will see one of its central figures – a woman, cloaked and hooded, facing eastward toward the new day. Her eyes are cast down and her chin is resting on her hand. Below her is a tomb, draped in laurel branches and bearing a helmet. This saddened figure represents Canada – a young nation mourning her fallen sons. This figure was carved from a single, 30-tonne block of stone – the largest piece in the monument.

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is open to the public all year and is free of charge.

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