As many of you know, my humans recently were on vacation, and during that vacation they visited many World War I battlefields and memorials in France. Today I will share some of the photos from those sites with you.
#31 - 13 Photos from First World War Battlefields and Memorials in France
If you have problems viewing the slideshow, you can view the individual images here.
Many lost their lives in both World Wars in order to preserve our freedoms. It is important to remember them and honour their sacrifice. The Vimy National Memorial honours the more than 66,000 Canadians who lost their lives in the First World War, and on the monument are inscribed the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers do not have graves. (Another 6,994 names of missing Canadians are carved on the Menin Gate at Ypres, Belgium.) The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial commemorates all Newfoundlanders who fought in the Great War (Newfoundland did not become a part of Canada until 1949).
To learn more about Canada's involvement in the First World War, you can visit the Veteran's Affairs web site, the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Site, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, or Library and Archives Canada.