Armed Forces Day kicked off with a sonic boom.

The afternoon CF-18 demonstration went without a hitch and hundreds of people lined the waterfront for the afternoon air show.

Col. Mark Roberts says  the reception they receive each year – always makes them feel at home.

“We love it here.  North Bay is a very popular posting for both Americans and Canadians and this is exhibit A as to why.”

The celebrations also took the time to acknowledge the 60th anniversary of NORAD and 22 Wing’s involvement with the organization.

On top of the air demonstrations, static displays of CF-18s along with other military vehicles invaded the parking lots by the waterfront.  Vendors were also welcome by the armed forces.