This is the second of two scheduled posts for today; click on the previous one if you haven't seen it yet and leave a comment there.
Yesterday morning at the National War Memorial there was a service commemorating the First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge, which began on April 9th, 2017, and lasted four days, marking a watershed in Canadian history. Remarks were made in English, French, and a First Nations language, and performances were given by choirs and First Nations musicians, one of whom played the violin, the other sang a mournful chant that resonated through Confederation Square. Prayers, laments, and the Last Post also featured in the service.
In my post dated for yesterday, I had a clip of Sierra Noble playing the Warriors Lament at the Vimy Memorial in 2007. She was present here in Ottawa yesterday, and I recorded her performance of the same melody, which you can view here. She can be seen in the below image, the young woman in the white dress and dark wrap.
Afterwards there was time to pay respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, who fell at Vimy Ridge. It was a service of commemoration, fitting both this memorial as well as the Vimy memorial in France- they were both designed not as a celebration of victory but as a commemoration for the fallen.