Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/4/2007

Remembering other Canadian battles from the First World War

The unveiling of the newly restored Vimy memorial this Monday in France is just part of a $30-million federal program to restore Canadian First World War memorials across northern France and Belgium. The four-day battle Vimy Ridge has long drawn the lion’s share of the attention in Canadian histories of the war, and as the site of the main Canadian memorial to the soldiers
who fell in the five-year struggle, Veterans Affairs Canada is also restoring more than a dozen smaller war memorials. The department calls the other memorials to the soldiers who fell in these battles, many of them harder fought or more tactically significant than the victory at Vimy in 1917 “physical reminders that their sacrifices and victories must never be forgotten. for more click here

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