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For those who had relatives fight and die in WWI, there is a Ypres vigil going on this year. Starting today, November 4th and lasting until sunrise on November 11th. This honours the 68,000 Canadian men , and 65 Canadian Women who died in WWI.
The vigil is taking place in Ypres, Belgium at the War Memorial and is being broadcast simultaniously in Canada through the 150 school who are hosting the event. In Cambridge it is being held at Preston High School. My sister and I are planning on going on Friday night to pay our repects to our Great-Great Uncle who died young, but who lives on 92 years after his death in family stories as a true hero.
I think this vigil is a marvelous idea since it is very important to show the next generations just what all these young men did for us, and to understand how many of them sacrificed their lives so that we may be free. Although they gave their lives, they continue to live on. We thank them for what they have done.
For more information on the vigil and to look up the times that your relatives names will be shown, click here.