New Stamp Commemorates End Of World War I

Marks 100th anniversary of Armistice

Canada Post has unveiled a stamp to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

It depicts a dove suspended above barbed wire and includes an image of a poppy –  symbolizing struggle, peace and remembrance, and honours those who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of freedom and democracy.

Of the more than 650,000 Canadians who served with the Allies, more than 66,000 were killed and 172,000 wounded.

The fighting came to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

The armistice signed earlier that morning in a railway car near Compiègne, France, silenced the guns on the Western front and brought relief to the world that had never before seen such a conflict.

The stamp, which comes in a booklet of 10 is available on and at postal outlets across Canada.