Vimy Ridge

The commemoration of Vimy Ridge Day, April 9, will have special meaning this year due to the death of the last Canadian WWI veteran a few weeks ago.

McCrae House is helping to promote a special commemoration:

“Canadians are invited to make poppies bloom from sea to sea as nation pays tribute to all who served in First World War: A red crayon and a printed image of a poppy. These will be the only tools needed by Canadians who want to take part in a national project to honour the approximately 640,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served in the First World War. On “Vimy Ridge Day,” April 9, 2010, the Government of Canada will recognize those who served in “The Great War” at a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Canada’s last known veteran of the war, John “Jack” Babcock, died in February.”

Want to read more about it? Click here.

There will also be free admission to McCrae House on Friday, April 9. 

 

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