Veterans call for Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge to be named Vimy Bridge

There's a bid to give the newly opened Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge a more lasting name and it's one that would pay tribute to the men and women who served for our country during the First World War.

A group of veterans is calling for the bridge to be named Vimy Bridge, after the famous battle in 1917.

"I strongly support the suggestion of our local veterans that we use this new piece of beautiful infrastructure to honour those who fought and triumphed in that incredible battle," said Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre.

He said the name is especially fitting considering 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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