Over one million Canadian heroes gallantly served freedom's cause in World War II. More than 45,000 lost their lives.
Our contributions, however, were far greater than our numbers. Across Europe from the mountains of Italy to Normandy's battered beaches‚ Canadian soldiers were regarded as bold and fearless.
By dawn of May 8, 1945, official word was received that the war in Europe was over, and Canadians finally celebrated peace.