Wing Commander William Barker remembered

November 22, 2019 - Royal Canadian Air Force

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today’s ceremony. I want to make special note of the presence of all our veterans and to welcome them.

You honour us with your presence.

I am also pleased to see that so many young people have joined us here today.

You are also one of the most important reasons we gather on days like today so the torch of remembrance can be passed from our hands to yours.

One hundred and one years ago, the guns fell silent across the battlefields of Europe and the bells of peace rang out.

The First World War—“the Great War—“La Grande Guerre”—the so-called “war to end all wars”—was over.

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