Posted on Oct 05, 2018
This Vimy sapling, a direct descendant from oak trees that grew on Vimy Ridge, will be a lasting memorial to brave Canadian soldiers.
The Stittsville Rotary club, along with Sacred Heart teacher Andrew Bain and the students who will travel with him this year to Vimy, France, joined together on Wednesday, October 04 2018 to plant a special sapling oak tree at the front of Sacred Heart High School. The young tree is a direct descendant from oak trees that grew on Vimy Ridge and is intended to be a lasting memorial to the sacrifices made by Canada’s brave soldiers in the First World War.
Similar ceremonies are being carried out this year by Rotary clubs and schools across the city. In all, twenty-four Vimy oaks will be planted on the lawns of Ottawa high schools to commemorate Canada’s role in the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917, where more than 10,500 Canadians were killed and wounded. It is Canada’s most celebrated military victory.