Excited citizens throughout the world joyously celebrated the news that the war was over.
Spontaneous victory parades, fireworks displays, and other celebrations were de rigeur.
Those at home impatiently awaited the return of loved ones and friends, thankful that their lives
had been spared. With demobilization came the reuniting of families and the resumption of
interrupted relationships. Although problems arose, more opportunities presented themselves as
people faced a new day in a greatly altered world.
On November 11, 1918 Sam Laycock, 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company, received
notification that a cease fire had been declared.