Flag Half-masting for Vimy Ridge Day

Since 2003, Vimy Ridge Day has been observed on April 9 in Canada to honor and commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. The Canadian flag on Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower in Ottawa is required to be lowered to Half-mast by law. Wreath-laying ceremonies are held at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, and other locations around the country.

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, flags will fly at Half-mast to mark Vimy Ridge Day, in honour of and with respect for Canada’s veterans, especially for those who live at Veterans Memorial Lodge.