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Remembrance Day 2017

The story behind Avenue de Vimy

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Photo: Submitted photo
Avenue de Vimy is named in honour of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a military engagement fought in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. 

Three famous Quebec City Generals in World War I

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Photo: from Wikimedia Common Domain
As we approach Remembrance Day, and having recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the people of Quebec City should remember that three members of the English-speaking community were generals who played an important role in the First World War. Two of these men even commanded divisions at Vimy, a unique honour for our city.

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day mass at St. Patrick’s Church

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Every year in early November, Canadians take the time to remember fallen soldiers, and honour veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. In Quebec City, St. Patrick’s Church held its Remembrance Day mass on November 5.  
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