Vimy Ridge, painted by Stephen Snider.
The Canadian Legion magazine
Dear old Governor,This is Good Friday, and I am spending the day girding myself for action. For our Easter Sunday, with peace on earth and good will towards men, I take part in the greatest battle in Canada’s history and perhaps in the history of the world. So this is to say farewell in case I go down.
This letter was written by Lieutenant Gregory Clark to his father, before going into battle at Vimy Ridge.
At three minutes past zero hour, Clark rose from the trench, shouting, “Come on, boys,” even though most of his words were lost in the cacophony of explosions. His platoon followed his lead, along with dozens of others within sight, and hundreds of others along the ridge.To see this article by Tim Cook, and Stephen's painting. Please click here to be taken to March 1st, 2007 issue of the Legion Magazine.
To view more of Stephen's works please click here to be taken to his website.