In 2000, I started a new job in North Langley, and knowing that the Fort Langley Cemetery had a cenotaph, on Nov. 11 I headed there for the Remembrance Day ceremony.
I was saddened to find no formal event, but joined a handful of people and a priest. After a small but solemn ceremony, I returned to work, disheartened by the turnout.
Every year since then, I attended the Fort Langley ceremony, and I am pleased to have joined the massive crowd this year recognizing the debt we owe to those who served.
Thank you, Langley, for showing you care in numbers that start to indicate that another generation will be there to remember.
Blair King, Langley