How many US Americans would know this history so important to Canadians?
Scott Morphet is getting ready for a major reality check.
He's one of about 25 students from White Pines collegiate who will mark the 95th anniversary of the Canadian capture of Vimy Ridge in France in April.
The victory, after other Allied forces were defeated by the Germans, was a major accomplishment for Canadian soldiers during the First World War. The battle marked the first time all four Canadian divisions fought together.
"We all know it's one of the biggest things that was part of Canada's history," said Morphet, 17.
"Going there is going to be a huge awakening to what it really means to be a Canadian."