The spotlights were active on Remebrance Day. (John K. White/Morning Star)

Vernon man celebrates centennial anniversary of Vimy Ridge

“They’re marching from the outskirts of living memory into history and if we don’t celebrate them and grasp onto those parts, the history will be lost.”

Passionate about Canadian history, Andy Wylie strived to help Vernon remember on Remembrance Day.

Related: Commemorating Vimy Ridge a passion

“We’ve got to celebrate these men,” said Wylie. “They’re marching from the outskirts of living memory into history and if we don’t celebrate them and grasp onto those parts, the history will be lost.”

Friday, Wylie set up two large spotlights in the form of a V to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge.

For Saturday and Sunday night, he set up four spotlights, which could be seen at the Vimy Lane Memorial he built, located at 4008-29th Street in honour of Canadian soldiers. The lights were on from 7-11 p.m. both nights.

Related: REMEMBRANCE DAY: Students write memorable poem

Related: Meet the B.C. veteran who helped fight to recognize Remembrance Day

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