Friday, April 09, 2010

Today in History, and in Ottawa: Vimy Ridge

April 9, 1917. The Battle of Vimy Ridge. April 9, 2010: Day of commemoration at the National War Memorial, Ottawa.

Historica-Dominion Institute, initiators of the Day of Commemoration, has related material.

The Vimy Foundation wants Canadians to wear a Vimy Pin, called "April's poppy." The poppy does not suffice? is temporarily offering open (i.e. free) access to its searchable database of World War One names, Canadian Soldiers of the First World War. [Disclosure: I did a bit of work for this year, and currently enjoy access to its collections.]
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