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On April 18, 1955, your Company celebrates its Silver Anniversary of Safety Twenty-five (25) consecutive years without an accident causing fatality or serious injury to a passenger or employee. As far as we can find out, this accident-free record has never been equaled by any major transportation system in the world: 25 consecutive years of operation without a fatal accident. 3,000,000 passengers carried safely. 50,000,000 plane miles flown between the United States, Canada and Bermuda. 1,000,000 landings and take-offs without a single serious mishap. 1,000,000,000 passenger miles or the equivalent of one passenger traveling a distance of one billion miles. This continuing contribution to the safety of airline travel is a remarkable tribute to the constant vigilance of Colonial's competent personnel. We congratulate them sincerely and we are confident that they will continue to maintain this record for a long time to come. Also, we are thankful for God's guidance and help without which this record would have not been possible. Colonial's history dates back to the infancy of commercial air transportation - half-way back to the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers. Colonial has come a long way from the pioneering days, starting with single-engine Pitcairns, which carried a load of mail of about 400 pounds, up to today's modern long-range aircraft, equipped with electronic controlled communications and flight navigational facilities with a take-off weight of over 100,000 pounds. All of us here are proud of Colonial's slogan "Safety Is No Accident" and we will do our best to continue to merit the use of that slogan.
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