On April 9, the Canadian flag at Veterans Memorial Park in Bridgewater was lowered to half mast to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Early on the morning of April 9 1917, soldiers from all four divisions of the Canadian Corps stormed the ridge in France for four days of brutal battle against the German forces. The capture of Vimy was a defining moment for Canada, but it came at a great cost. All divisions fighting under Canadian leadership for the first time suffered 3,600 Canadians killed and more than 7,000 were wounded. Some say this is when Canada became a Nation. Lest We Forget.