|This is the centre itself. I would love to bring a group of high school students here one day.|
After picking up Keith from the train station in Caen. We headed to our B and B near Vimy. Aside from the excellent conversation and wonderful hospitality, they also had some ponies and geese in the back yard, which were quite entertaining.
I never thought that visiting Vimy Ridge would be such a visceral experience, but this visit has continued to affect me over the past couple of months.
We timed our visit so that we would be at the memorial for their Remembrance Day Ceremony and the overcast skies and cold wind really added to the solemnity of the occasion.
I have been surpised that since our visit the rembrances of this day have come back to me with astounding impact. Even watching the brief glimpses of WWI footage in Downton Abbey made me recoil. It has surprised me that this place continues to have such an affect on me.