100 years sinc the end of the Great War

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - SANTÉ- SÉCURITÉ -

On Au­gust 8, 1918, Al­lied forces on the Wes­tern Front laun­ched a ma­jor of­fen­sive against the Ger­man lines near the town of Amiens, France.

The Bat­tle of Amiens mar­ked the be­gin­ning of Ca­na­da's Hun­dred Days and the last th­ree months of the First World War. Du­ring this per­iod a se­ries of im­pres­sive Ca­na­dian Corps vic­to­ries on the Wes­tern Front so­li­di­fied their re­pu­ta­tion as elite shock troops. Fol­lo­wing the suc­cess of the Ca­na­dian Corps and their Al­lies in the Bat­tle of Amiens, the Ca­na­dians were mo­ved north back to Ar­ras. Ha­ving lit­tle rest, they conti­nued to pres­sure the Ger­man forces, brea­king the Dro­court- Quéant Line on Sep­tem­ber 2, brea­ching the Hin­den­burg Line with the cap­ture of Bour­lon Wood on Sep­tem­ber 27, and then pres­sing on through Cam­brai, Mount Houy, Va­len­ciennes and in­to Mons, Bel­gium in Oc­to­ber and ear­ly No­vem­ber 1918. Ca­na­da's Hun­dred Days culmi­na­ted with the end of the First World War and the si­gning of the Armistice on No­vem­ber 11, 1918. In 2018, Ca­na­da mark the 65th an­ni­ver­sa­ry of the Ko­rean W a r A r m i s t i c e , t h e 10th an­ni­ver­sa­ry of Na­tio­nal Pea­ce­kee­pers' Day and the 100th an­ni­ver­sa­ry of Ca­na­da’s Hun­dred Days and the Armistice— mi­les­tones on the road to peace and free­dom we conti­nue to walk to­day. For Ba­got­ville, No­vem­ber 11th will be a bu­sy day. Mem­bers of 3 Wing will ga­ther at Han­gar 7 star­ting at 10 am for the tra­di­tio­nal Re­mem­brance Day ce­re­mo­ny. At the same time, mem­bers of 2 Wing will take a com­me­mo­ra­tive event to Al­ma. Mem­bers of HMCS Cham­plain will al­so ce­le­brate Re­mem­brance Day du­ring the ce­re­mo­ny. No­ta­bly, re­pre­sen­ta­tives of the crew of HMCS Chi­cou­ti­mi will join them for the oc­ca­sion. Fi­nal­ly, at the ini­tia­tive of a mem­ber of the Le­gion in the re­gion, a spe­cial com­me­mo­ra­tion will be held at the Ca­the­dral of Chi­cou­ti­mi at 4 pm on No­vem­ber 11. On this oc­ca­sion, the church bells will ring 100 strokes to re­call the hun­dred years that have pas­sed since the end of the Great War. All mem­bers of the Ba­got­ville com­mu­ni­ty are in­vi­ted to par­ti­ci­pate in this ga­the­ring.

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