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Borrow a Boot!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Borrow a Boot program is temporarily suspended.

Combat Boots

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. To book online, visit Canada Remembers Online Ordering

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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