Sunday, April 9, 2017
Since Americans never observe milestone anniversaries that are important for other countries, we cats thought we'd take a moment to mention that Canada, Britain and France are commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which started 100 years ago today.
Canada raised a striking memorial to the battle (a decisive victory over Germany) and to all Canadian dead in World War I, which was unveiled by (gurk!) King Edward VIII in 1936. We're happy to report that the full monument, which we think has an interesting resemblance to the Twin Towers, survived the Nazi occupation of France and World War II.
So on a day that we're wondering whether our government will outlast its own Nazi occupation, we cats send our best wishes to Canada and to all who are participating in the ceremonies at Vimy this afternoon. (And yes, for those of you on perennial Hunk Patrol, both Justin and Prince Harry are there. We cats PURR.)