New exhibition opens at War Museum to remember Vimy
Exhibition shows how individuals, families and a nation remember the battle
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a new temporary exhibition opens on Thursday at the Canadian War Museum that examines the ways individuals, communities and a nation remember their fallen soldiers.
How Canadians remembered those who fought and died is the theme of Vimy — Beyond the Battle, an exploration of the public and private commemorations of those lost to war.
The temporary exhibition runs until Nov. 12, 2017. Here are a few highlights from the exhibition.
Memories of an Indigenous soldier
Mountain Horse was a soldier from the Kainai First Nation in Alberta.
A light for every life
The story behind the medals
After the war, he fought to gain the vote for Japanese-Canadians.
In 1942, when his family was forced to relocate to an internment camp during the Second World War he threw these medals down in front of an internment official.
Maquette of Vimy Ridge
The actual monument is located in northern France and will be the focal point of commemorations of 100th anniversary of the battle on Sunday.