On May 8, 1945 – seventy-five years ago today – the war in Europe ended.
After six long years of war Nazi Germany was defeated.
Millions of people all around the world united in their fight for freedom.
More than a million Canadians answered the call, while our industry at home furnished the tools for victory.
Yet, that victory over tyranny came at a steep price, more than 45,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders gave their lives and another 55,000 were wounded during the Second World War.
Seventy-five years later the sacrifice of those everyday heroes hasn’t been forgotten, nor should it ever be.
Lest we forget.