Sunday, April 9, 2017
Vimy 100: Coverage of the commemoration from France
Sunday, April 9, marked the commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, with tens of thousands of Canadians, a large number of then students, making the journey to France to mark on the of the historic battles of Canadian military history.
Some of those students as we noted earlier were from Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert, our notes on their journey to France can be reviewed here.
For those back in Canada, the Vimy commemoration events started early at 6 AM Pacific time.
As the program moved forward through the day, many of the ceremonies and observances began to be posted online.
Some of the day's events can be found below: