OTTAWA – Join The Royal Canadian Legion, along with federal, provincial and municipal institutions, in lowering the Canadian flag on Tuesday, April 9 in observance of Vimy Ridge Day.
On the morning of April 9, 1917, soldiers from all four divisions of the Canadian Corps stormed the ridge in France for four days of brutal battle against the German forces. The capture of Vimy was a defining moment for Canada, but it came at a great cost. Almost 3,600 Canadian soldiers lost their lives and over seven thousand were wounded.
The Legion asks that all Branches fly the Canadian flag and Legion flags at half-mast from sunrise to sunset to mark the 102ndanniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and to honour those who served and sacrificed.
Join us on April 9 to remember.