Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New WWI Memorial

Wouldn't expect new memorials for WWI to be showing up at this date.
VIMY RIDGE, France -- On a day as soft and bright as the Easter Monday of 1917 was dark and cold, above a plain greener than the Canadians who slogged through the mud of Vimy could ever imagine, the Queen rededicated the gleaming monument that has become a symbol of Canadian sacrifice.

The event marking the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge yesterday was full of pomp and ceremony, yet it was also a day of widely conflicting emotion: From the boisterous cheers of patriotic teenagers to the sombre shadow cast by six deaths in Afghanistan the day before.

Of course, the Press had to add in the deaths in Afghanistan. Can't have a news article about anything without pulling GWOT into it.

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