In October 2017, cadets, staff, and members of our squadron sponsorship committee took a trip to the UK and France, particularly Vimy Ridge. While we were there, we learned how deeply and personally our history as Canadians is tied to these places.
On our last day, we visited Paris and Notre Dame. We saw Paris’ mourning of Canada’s First World War soldiers immortalized in the stone of the cathedral and were humbled.
Today, it is our turn to mourn Notre Dame herself. We still hope to see her rise again from her ashes, but she will be always be remembered as she was in her glory.