Langley What’s in store: Giving thanks to veterans

What's in store is a roundup of Langley business happenings by editor Roxanne Hooper.

Remembrance Day is almost here, and many of us will give a few dollars to a veteran or cadet in exchange for a poppy to pin on our lapel.

Some of us will take our support a step further and attend a service on Nov. 11.

But I want to applaud a few local businesses that are doing more to thank our veterans who managed to make it home from serving their country, and I want to encourage other business owners to consider following suit.

Mr. Lube, for instance, is hosting a Veteran Appreciation Day on Nov. 10.

Any veteran who visits Mr. Lube at 20112 Fraser Hwy. in Langley – or actually anywhere in B.C. – that day will receive a free oil change.

Info: or call 604-532-5990.

In the meantime, IHOP is giving out plastic poppies – up to and including Nov. 11 – in exchange for donations to the Royal Canadian Legion.

And its affiliate, Applebee’s – the nearest outlet being in Port Coquitlam – is hosting its seventh annual Neighbours Thanking Neighbours campaign where they serve free meals to current and former members of the Canadian Forces on Nov. 11.

These are just a few examples. Thanks for doing this.

It seems a real small price to pay for the freedom we enjoy thanks to the sacrifices made by soldiers past and present.

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