Touched by Vimy. De-lionizing Vimy. A real page-turner. Deep roots in Quebec. Historic jewel. Call it what it is. Headed for the landfill.
Abig thank you to all involved in putting together the stories and pictures of Vimy at 100 in the April-May issue. Having a family connection to the site made it all the more poignant. I had four great uncles who fought in the First World War, one of whom was with the No. 2 Tunneling Company. A farmer from Treherne, Manitoba, he was one of the labourers who stuffed the sandbags and hauled them out. Sadly, he was killed in March of 1918.
Of note, there is a memorial in Victoria, British Columbia, that has a cenotaph similar to the Vimy memorial but on a much smaller scale. Whenever I drive past it I can’t help but think of Vimy Ridge and my great uncles.
Shirley Waldon Victoria