Own Canada Stamp Honoring the Battle of Vimy Ridge
In 2017, Canada issued this stamp as part of joint issued with France to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I. Fought in April 1917 in northern France, the battle was a major source of pride for Canadian soldiers. According to the Canada Post, “The Battle of Vimy Ridge saw thousands of Canadians make the ultimate sacrifice and is the best-known chapter in our country’s proud First World War history. The valour of Canadians at Vimy a century ago is a poignant reminder of the enormous price paid so we can live in freedom.”
This stamp pictures the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, with one of the monument’s two Mourning Parent statues in the foreground. Opened in 1936, the memorial is the largest Canadian war memorial in the world. This stamp is a meaningful tribute to World War I and the Battle of Vimy Ridge – add it to your collection today.