Trudeau, GG mark 100th anniversary of Vimy battle

Mounties bow their heads in front of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France during an April 9 ceremony to mark the centenary of the First World War fight in which nearly 3,600 Canadians died. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Veterans watching the ceremony are surrounded by boots representing the soldiers who died in the battle. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

From middle left: Prince Harry, Prince William, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; from front left: French President François Hollande, Governor General David Johnston, and Prince Charles. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The governor general pauses during his speech. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Mr. Hollande and Mr. Trudeau shake hands after laying wreathes on behalf of Canada and France. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade