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Public Service Announcement - Public invited to event to mark 100th anniversary of Canada's Hundred Days and the Battle of Amiens

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Public Service Announcement - Public invited to event to mark 100th anniversary of Canada's Hundred Days and the Battle of Amiens

Canada NewsWire

QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces invite you to a ceremony at La Citadelle de Québec in Quebec City to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens during Canada's Hundred Days.

August 8 marks the beginning of Canada's Hundred Days and the final three months of the First World War. During this period, a series of Canadian Corps' victories on the Western Front solidified their reputation as elite shock troops. Canada's Hundred Days culminated with the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918.

It is here at La Citadelle, the home to Canada's famous Van Doos, that we will honour the regiment's Lt. Jean Brillant who was awarded a Victoria Cross for his valour at Amiens on August 8-9, 1918. He was among Canada's first Victoria Cross recipients during Canada's Hundred Days.

The ceremony will include a traditional offering from the Huron-Wendat Nation, a reading from Victoria Cross recipient Jean Brillant's diary, and a moment of silence followed by the firing of six artillery rounds to honour the 66,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who lost their lives during the First World War.

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #CanadaRemembers and #Canadas100days, or visit veterans.gc.ca/100days.

Local residents and event-goers: please note, six artillery rounds will be fired at 15 second intervals at 7:30 p.m.

 

Location:

La Citadelle de Québec
1, côte de la Citadelle
Quebec City, Quebec



Date:

Wednesday, August 8, 2018



Time:

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. EDT

 


SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

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