Following on from yesterdays picture of the Grieving Mother. In this photo taken in 2015 we can see more of the monument and get a sense of scale. The monument is stunning and Canadian's should be proud of what their government erected on this site to commemorate those who served and those who gave their lives during the World War I. Sitting atop the ridge at Vimy Ridge, near Arras, Northern France this monument was officially opened in 1936 by King Edward VIII. If you look to the right you will see a young man photographing it from his position on the wall overlooking the ground the Canadian army had to climb up to take this strategically important ridge.