At 6:30 a.m., a message reaches Canadian Corps Headquarters that an armistice will be declared at 11:00 a.m.
The pursuit continues forward regardless, reaching a line some eight kilometers to the northeast of Mons.
The armistice to end the First World War takes effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Our country’s great efforts in the Second World War, 1939-1945, involved virtually the whole country whether by serving in the military or by serving on the home front in industry or agriculture. More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the military — more than 45,000 gave their lives and another 55,000 were wounded.
Three of my grandfather’s served their country in WW2. I remember some of their stories from when I was a kid, but as a young adult I wish I had asked more questions. We need to ask questions, hear the stories and remember.