Borrow a Boot!
- Please note that due to popular demand, the Borrow a Boot program is fully booked for 2017. We are now taking requests for 2018.
Combat boots provided a powerful symbol of remembrance during the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France on April 9, 2017. Thousands of modern day combat boots surrounded the Vimy monument on April 9, 2017, in memory of the almost 3,600 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the battle. Students from Canada and France took part in laying four rows of boots, representing the four divisions of the Canadian Corps that fought for the first time as one formation at Vimy a century ago. You can explore images from that day in the Boots of the Fallen image gallery.
Why not Borrow a Boot? We will send you a pair of the combat boots that were part of the 100th anniversary ceremony at Vimy Ridge, free of charge, with return shipping included. Contact us toll free at 1-877-604-8469 or by email at RO-SAC@vac-acc.gc.ca for further details.
Be sure to check out the accompanying Vimy lesson plans on combat boots and other themes for various grade levels.
Boots of the Fallen Image Gallery
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