Vimy Lapel Pin (Magnet)

$6.00

The twin to the popular Vimy Lapel Pin, the magnetic backing on this pin allows for wear without damaging clothing, or for display on any magnetic surface. It is the Foundation’s goal that people wear the pin every Vimy Ridge Day in remembrance of that outstanding victory on April 9, 1917, and in recognition of that event’s contribution to the Canadian identity.

Merchandise is shipped out of Montreal.

In stock

Description

The Clasp

On the top of the clasp is an elongated Canadian maple leaf, which has been used as a Canadian symbol since the early 1700s. Within the maple leaf are the iconic two towers of the magnificent Vimy Memorial designed by Walter S. Allward, built between 1925 and 1936 by the Canadian Government on land given to the nation by France to honour Canada’s First World War sacrifice of 60,000 dead. The two towers represent Canada and France bound together by sacrifice.

The Colour Bar

The four coloured boxes represent the four Canadian divisions which fought together for the first time on April 9, 1917 at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The red represents the First Division, the dark blue the Second Division, the grey-blue the Third Division, and the green the Fourth Division. The order of the bar’s colours (left to right) reflects the positioning of the four Canadian Divisions facing the German defences on the day of the battle.

Dimensions

29mm x 26mm

 

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Vimy Lapel Pin (Magnet)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *