"On November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the First World War came to an end. It lasted over four years, killed or injured nearly 30 million military personnel and devastated some of the world’s biggest empires. It changed the future of people, countries and continents.

Canada’s contribution was significant, unprecedented and costly. The country came out proud and victorious, heading towards national autonomy within the British Commonwealth, while mourning the loss or injury of 250,000 Canadians.

On Remembrance Day, at exactly 11 a.m., sunlight shines through a single window in Memorial Hall to frame the headstone representing Canada’s Unknown Soldier."