Trudeau honors Canadian fall on eve of armistice centenary

Trudeau honors Canadian fall on eve of armistice centenary

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked 100 years since the end of World War I on Saturday by placement at a Canadian cemetery near Arras in northern France.

Clutching a red chrysanthemum, so Trudeau walked among the white gravestones at Cemetery Number 2 at Neuville-St. Vaast, which contains the remains of Canadian casualties from the 1914-1918 conflict.

The Cemetery is part of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park, located on the Battlefield where Canadian soldiers fought during the initial Battle of Vimy Ridge offensive during the Battle of Arras.

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Trudeau is one of the more than 60 heads of state and government in France this weekend for the Armistice commemorations.

The main event takes place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris on Sunday, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, exactly a century after the armistice

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