played a strong role in defeating the
Axis powers. The price of victory was
high: approximately 23,000 Canadians
laid down their lives serving in the
army, 17,000 in the air force, 2000 in
the navy and 1600 in the merchant navy.
Another 54,000 Canadians were wounded
and thousands would be physically impaired
or psychologically scarred for life.
Over 700 Newfoundlanders also died during
war cemeteries around the world bear
testimony to their sacrifice. “At
the going down of the sun, and in the
morning, we shall remember them.”
All Canadians owe the nation’s
war dead the debt of remembrance.