Faces of Freedom Exhibit

The Visitor Education Centre is open every day:

April 1 - September 30

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

October 1 - March 31

Tuesday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Check our Bulletin Board for information on upcoming events and more!

Date: May 10 – November 30, 2019
Location: Visitor Education Centre, Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Every face tells a story

Tommy Ricketts collected stamps…Laura Wong loved cherry blossom candies…Derek Speirs rides a motorcycle.

Visit the Faces of Freedom exhibit to discover the human side of Canada’s greatest heroes and learn about important milestones in Canadian military history being commemorated in 2019.

Don’t miss your chance to also see the First World War letter that has captured the world’s heart! Written by an injured Canadian in the aftermath of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the letter’s touching tale of friendship and loss brings to life one of the 11,285 names engraved on the Vimy Memorial.

These are the stories of the ordinary men and women whose willingness to serve created extraordinary change. 

Today and every day, we will remember them.

Pictured above: Top Row – Private Laura Wong (Teresa Bradford / Chinese Canadian Military Museum); Lieutenant Lindsay Drummond (Royal Military College of Canada); Sergeant Mathieu Bussières (Marie France L’Ecuyer); Nursing Sister Jessie Scott (Library and Archives Canada); Private Edward Zuber (Bernard Clark Photography). Bottom Row – Nursing Sister Christine MacDonald (Bev Murphy and Island Studies Press); Sergeant Thomas Ricketts, VC (The Rooms Provincial Archives); Rifleman Lester Brown (The Brown Family); Major-General Richard Rohmer (National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces); Flying Officer Paul Roche (The Roche Family)


Faces of Freedom Exhibit at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

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