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New 20-Dollar Bill Highlights the Vimy Memorial

By November 30, 2012

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It's been a busy month, but before Remembrance Day the Bank of Canada released the third in its Polymer series of bank notes. The official ceremony for the introduction of the new $20 bill was held at the Canadian War Museum, which was fitting as the bank note pays tribute to the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The reverse side of the note has an image of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. You can't see it in pictures of course, but on the walls of the monument are carved the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers who were killed in France during World War I and had no known grave at the time. The new $20 note means that Canadians now will carry a reminder of Vimy Ridge with them in their daily lives.

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