Watch the speeches from the 100th anniversary ceremony at Vimy

Here’s what Justin Trudeau, David Johnston, Prince Charles and French President François Hollande said at the Vimy anniversary event


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On the morning of April 9, 1917, Canadian soldiers stormed the ridge at Vimy in France to capture it from German troops. When the battle was over, more than 10,500 Canadians were dead or wounded. To mark the anniversary of the battle, commemorative events were held at the Vimy Memorial in France on Sunday, April 9.

Watch the speeches from the event below:

Governor General David Johnston

Prince Charles

 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

French President François Hollande


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