Legion hosts candlelight tribute to Vimy Ridge

On Easter Sunday the Aldergrove Legion will host a candlelight tribute to honour the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

On Easter Sunday the Aldergrove Legion will host a candlelight tribute to honour the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and salute all who have served and continue to serve in the cause of peace and freedom.

It takes place Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m. at the Cenotaph, Royal Canadian Legion, Aldergrove.

The public is invited to participate in the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge candlelight tribute. This community event will also honour our local veterans, current serving members of the Canadian Forces and their families. Small red candles will be lit and placed around the Cenotaph in a commemorative ceremony symbolizing the “Passing of the Torch of Remembrance.”

Come and meet those who valiantly represented our nation, putting themselves in harm’s way, to protect the dignity of human rights and values we so cherish living in Canada,” said Shaun Francis, chair of the 2012 Remembrance/Poppy Committee.

“Youths and veterans will place a candle in silent tribute, share in a moment of remembrance, and reflect upon our rich legacy of peace, freedom and respected international identity.

“The candles at the Cenotaph will remain lit all night for the community to experience this poignant ambiance, as the candles emanate a soft red glow in silent tribute, to all those who served in the cause of peace and freedom,” said Francis.