As we remember all those brave Canadian soldiers who fought and died in 1917 on this day, a day that commemorates the battle of Vimy Ridge, this statue entitled Canada Bereft from the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Northern France seems to express how we are all feeling today and could perhaps even be thought of as Ukraine Bereft as our thoughts every day are of all those who are dying in yet another senseless and cruel war in which the victims are not just brave Ukrainian soldiers but innocent, defenseless children, women, and the elderly all dying together from torture, starvation and murder at the hands of the ruthless Russian army, all war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Vimy Ridge Day commemorating The Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9 1917
The photos for the video were taken during our memorable visit to Vimy in October 2012. The poppies, waving in the breeze at the end of the video, were from our garden. The bees were just visiting. I commemorated this day last year with the post: Remembering the Battle of Vimy Ridge