Chilliwack marks 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge victory

Said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "Despite these losses, Canadian bravery and ingenuity won the day and led to one of the most decisive victories in the First World War".

William and Harry - who have each served in the armed forces - will lay a pair of boots, among thousands that will be placed at the site by Canadian and French youths to represent the Canadians killed in the battle.

Hunter adds that honouring our country's veterans on the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is just as important as doing so on Remembrance Day.

According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, more than 100,000 French soldiers had already died or been wounded in previous attempts over three years, but the Canadians succeeded, leading Canadian Brigadier-General A.E. Ross to famously say, "In those few minutes, I witnessed the birth of a nation,". "Indigenous Peoples. Side by side, united, here in Vimy, within the four divisions of the Canadian Corps". The World War I battle was a costly victory for Canada, but one that helped shape the former British colony's national identity.

"As we honour such great bravery and sacrifice, we should honour the courageous men and women of the Canadian Forces, who risk their lives to carry on this proud tradition of service - and keep us all safe".

From left to right: Britain's Prince Harry, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Francois Hollande, Governor General of Canada David Johnston and Britain's Charles, Prince of Wales, attend the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the WWI Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, Sunday, April 9, 2017.

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Ladies and gentlemen, let us never forget.

Clark said the battle came at a bad cost to Canadians with more than 10,000 soldiers killed and wounded in horrific conditions.

"Vimy Ridge really brought Canada together as a country".

Hollande said the links built between France and Canada were evident today "when we condemn chemical massacres committed by a criminal regime" - a clear reference to the suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Syria this week.

But it wasn't the largest battle that the Canadians fought in the First World War.

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