This past weekend was the 105th anniversary of Vimy Ridge and Airdrie’s Legion honoured the important day. 

Jasen Hoffman, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 288, says the ceremony held over the weekend was an inaugural one. 

“This is actually the first one we've done. It was a request from Blake Richards to honour the 105th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.” 

Hoffman says the ceremony looked similar to those held on November 11. 

“We had the bugler that we had on Remembrance Day come in and play “The Last Post" before we had our two minutes of silence. Then we played “Reveille”. Then we all went inside and we had a couple of speeches, one by Blake Richards” 

Hoffman mentioned why Vimy Ridge was so important for Canada 

“We lost 3598 souls that day, and another 7500 were wounded. It was one of the largest battles that the Canadians fought and won. We did something that both the English and the French couldn't do, and we beat the Germans at Vimy Ridge.” 

Hoffman says they had around 15 to 20 residents show up for the service while at least 20 members showed up in uniform. 

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