Today we went to the monument of the last hundred days, walking up to it I noticed a couple things, it was small, square, had a couple of words written on it, and that it had an amazing view, but then I realized I don't know ANYTHING about this battle. As I stood there listening to Professor Lee Windsor explaining to us what happened during this battle, one thing really stood out to me, he had said "people say it was Canada's proudest hour." As I hear this, I think 'what about Vimy Ridge?'
I think this because Vimy Ridge is known to most Canadians as very important because of what Canadians did, including myself until today, when I walked up to the Vimy monument for the first time, my first thought was 'Wow' the Vimy Monument unlike the last hundred days, was huge! It is very impressive, and sculptor Walter Allward *builder of monument* should be proud of his work, and Canada should be proud of their Canadian soldiers but then I thought, why are we saying that Canada won Vimy for the Allies when everyone had a part fighting at Vimy Ridge?
When I think about what I have learned in the past couple days about these two battles, I think we should be teaching and showing Canadians more about the last hundred days and how important that battle was because it ended the First World War and then people can make their own opinions about when Canada's best battle was, and then other people can not make it for them.
Catherine Poag, High school student
Smiths Falls, Ontario