The Vimy 100 Ceremony
Held on the afternoon of April 9th, the Vimy 100 ceremony was a moving experience. Standing under a cloudless sky with the monument towering above of them, thousands of people gathered on the grounds the battle took place. From the inspiring speech made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to the First World War replica planes roaring through the sky and over the monument, our travellers were able to develop a richer understanding of this historic event and how it impacts present-day Canada.
This whole process has changed my perspective on Vimy Ridge. When I show pictures of it or we talk about it in the classroom I think I’ll definitely be looking at it through a different lens. This is a great jumping off point for educators because it’s a symbol, not just a monument.
Sarah M., educator