A piper leads the procession to the Fort Langley Remembrance Day service.

A piper leads the procession to the Fort Langley Remembrance Day service.

Remembrance Day service in Fort Langley

Thousands attend memorial event for Canadian veterans



Several thousand people attended the Remembrance Day services at the war memorial in Fort Langley on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Piper Alexander Janzen led a procession of veterans with an honour guard of police and fire officers to the cenotaph.

“We assemble here to honour those heroic men and women who made the supreme sacrifice to ensure that we, who survive, and generations to come, might live in peace and be free to pursue, within the bounds of decency, law and order, a way of life each one of us may choose,” said master of ceremonies Warren Sommer.

“Many other have died since their active day of service in wartime, and today we remember them too.”

Among those present for the wreath laying ceremony were Member of Parliament Mark Warawa, Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese, Township Councillor Grant Ward and Langley RCMP Supt. Derek Cooke.

Members of the Fraser Blue vintage aircraft staged a fly-past.