As one of the organizers of Fort Langley’s Remembrance Day service, I continue to be gratified by the number of residents who take the time to honour the tens of thousands of men and women in uniform who have given their lives for Canada.
Last year’s record-high attendance at services across the nation was no doubt influenced by the horrific attacks on the military in Ottawa and Saint Jean sur Richelieu. By all accounts, the number who attended services this year was undiminished.
The response to Fort Langley’s service was nothing if not heartfelt. Those who gather around the cenotaph are increasingly a cross-section of the nation, and it is particularly pleasing to see a growing level of participation on the part of our community’s youth.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to thank the Langley Advance for its coverage of this season of remembrance. I would also like to extend our gratitude to all those who attended and helped to make our service successful once again.
Chair, Fort Langley Remembrance Day Committee