Residents have ample opportunity to take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout the community, whether the preference is for large services at events organized through Legion branches or more informal gatherings.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
. Dress for the weather and expect rain.
. Arrive early so ceremonies can go off on time.
. Most branches of the Royal Canadian Legion have an open house after Remembrance Day ceremonies (check if children are allowed in). Stop by and learn about all the Legion does for veterans old and young, and the community.
10: 25 a.m. Parade: Procession leaves the parking lot at 3111 272nd St., heads south along 272nd Street to Fraser Highway, then west to the Aldergrove's Royal Canadian Legion branch at 26607 Fraser Hwy.
10: 40 a.m. Service at the Legion cenotaph: Fraser Blues flypast, ceremony, followed by a potluck lunch and entertainment at the Legion.
10: 25 a.m. Parade: Procession leaves the Royal Canadian Legion Langley Branch, 20570 56th Ave., heads down the laneway, then south on 206 Street to Douglas Crescent, to the cenotaph at Douglas Park.
11 a.m. Service at the City cenotaph: Fraser Blues flypast, ceremony, and moment of silence.
The community's cenotaph is at Museum Square, 17710 56A Ave. where Remembrance Day service take place. Ceremonies begin at 10: 15 a.m., with two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. Following the ceremony, the Colour Party will lead the parade back to the branch where there will be refreshments and entertainment. The museum is also offering warm drinks, and Remembrance activities such as films and crafts.
At 10 a.m. residents who wish may gather at the Fort Langley Community Hall and form a piper-led procession which will leave for the cenotaph at 10: 20 a.m. Scouts and Guides will act as a colour party and will also stand as sentries at the cenotaph.
The service at the cenotaph will begin promptly at 10: 40 a.m.
A flypast of vintage aircraft will take place at 11 a.m.
The service will include hymns, prayers, the laying of wreaths, and the traditional two minutes of silence.
The youth of Fort Langley will lead the singing and will also reprise their own hymn, Souls of the Past.
Cole Armour will sing Amazing Grace and Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones.
The drummers and singers of the Kwantlen First Nation will sing an honour song for the veterans.
Wreaths will be laid by Hon. James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage, on behalf of all of Canada, as well as by representatives of the Township, Kwantlen First Nation, the Langley School District, the RCMP, the fire department, and others.
The service is organized by a committee of community residents with assistance from the Fort Langley Lions Club and several donors.
After the service, refreshments will be served at St.
George's Anglican, 9160 Church St., and St. Andrew's United, 9025 Glover Rd.
11 a.m.: Residents often gather at the cenotaph, 21405 44th Ave., to pay their respects les on Remembrance Day. The . Murrayville and Fort Langley Cemeteries have twin cenotaphs that were erected in 1921 to honour the dead of the First World War. More than 500 veterans are buried in the two cemeteries.
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