Milton Marks Vimy Anniversary, Opens Revitalized Museum

By: Laura Steiner

April marks an important milestone in Canadian history.  April 9 marks the beginning of the battle of Vimy Ridge.  It was there, four Canadian divisions came together in a three-day battle.  Many historians believe this was the moment Canada became a country. On Sunday April 2, the Canadian Legion marked the occasion with a parade, and a rededication of the cenotaph.

 

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Sybil McClure stands at attention waiting for services to begin. She drove ambulances during World War II, and worked at the fabled “Camp X” near Whitby, Ontario

Ceremonies at the cenotaph included the reading of In Flanders’ Fields written by John McCrae. The Legion also opened phase one of a revitalized museum on its third floor on World War I.  Installations included one focused on soldiers from Milton who fought.  Four soldiers from Milton were among the 100,000 who died at Vimy Ridge.

Mayor Krantz helped by Veterans to open phase one of the museum
Veterans help Mayor Krantz open the museum