Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vimy Ridge Remembered

Few sites in my life have been as meaningful and moving as that of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge.  Monday marked the 95th anniversary of the battle that Canadians fought to win Vimy Ridge from enemy forces.  The students who made the pilgrimmage from London to Vimy Ridge to mark their respect for those who lost their lives to ensure our freedom no doubt experienced a deeply affecting emotion standing upon that site.  Their effort to honour the fallen contrasts sharply with the students I saw the day I stood upon Vimy Ridge, who were kidding around, pushing each other, and enjoying the freedom that had been won for them by a previous generation.  May we all remember what has been won for us, and never forget what it cost those who came before.

Students mark the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

At Vimy Ridge by S.A. Moore

Pictures of Vimy Ridge by S.A. Moore

1 comment:

  1. Lest we forget is a promise to those who fought for us. Watching the students keep this covenant alive is so moving.