Two NS officers in France for 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge
Officers from across Canada will be travelling to France on April 3 as part of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Two RCMP officers representing the Nova Scotia RCMP were chosen to attend based on their generational connections to Vimy Ridge and WWI.
Sgt. Wesley Blair who works with the RCMP Training Section had three great uncles who fought in WW1.
Cpl. Lana Woodfine works with Community Aboriginal & Diversity Policing Services at the RCMP.
She had two great uncles who fought in WW1 and an aunt who went overseas as a nurse to assist during WW2.
A commemorative ceremony is scheduled for April 9 at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Arras, France with other ceremonial events to take place in surrounding communities beginning on April 5.