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