image courtesy of National War Memorial
A ceremony will be held April 9, 2010 at the National War Memorial located at Confederation Square in Ottawa, Ontario. The ceremony will honour the men and women of Canada who served in World War I. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 68,000 Canadians lost their lives in the conflict and more than 170,000 were injured. A special tribute will be given to John Babcock, the last remaining veteran of that war who died in February at the age of 109. Similar services will be held across Canada in honour of Vimy Ridge Day.