On November 11th, one hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the Armistice ended the fighting in the First World War. It was war that cost Canada over 66,000 dead and 172,000 wounded, not to mention the psychological scars of the returning veterans. At a time when Canada’s population was less than 8 million, the contribution of over 650,000 personnel was recognized as solidifying the birth of our nation.

All of us know that our freedom is not free. It has cost us dearly over this last century. On behalf of the board of directors and every member of the CAHS, I wish to express our deepest gratitude to all the members and families of our armed forces that keep our great country safe.

We will remember them and honour their sacrifice. Thank you for standing on guard for thee.

Blue skies,
Gary Williams
National President
The Canadian Aviation Historical Society

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