Vimy Ridge ceremonies

The 100th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge was remembered solemnly yesterday by a huge crowd at the Canadian Vimy Memorial in France.

Thousands of Canadians were there to honour the 3,600 Canadians who died and 7,000 who were wounded.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke as did Prince Charles on behalf of the Queen. He said Canadians displayed a strength of character and commitment to one another that is still evident today. Governor General David Johnston said the spires of the memorial stand for peace, for freedom and for justice and hope.