Above:  On the eve of the centenary of our nation’s greatest battle, I submit to you a photo of me, perched in a state of quiet awe on the steps of the great Vimy monument. As I looked out over the crater strewn battlefield I was cloaked in an intense but wordless national pride. My band-mate John Mann once sang, “Funny how it’s here where I feel it…”


Canadian Military Cemetary No. 2 – Vimy, France.

It’s said that each grave contains one scoop of Canadian soil, shipped to France specifically for these burials.

Crying yet?



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