Remembrance Day

The community gathered for Remembrance Day services at Douglas Park on Nov. 11, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: ‘Official’ conflict or not, Langley veterans deserve recognition Nov. 11

Writer argues that Canadian man who fought with U.S. in Vietnam deserved to be honoured

  • Nov 21, 2022

 

Tyler DeJong and Mandy Kirkpatrick were rowing for Honour House on Saturday morning, Nov. 12, as a 24-hour fundraising rowathon drew to a close in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How a Langley row-a-thon for veterans got started

24-hour Remembrance Day event raises funds for Honour House

 

James Sclater attended the Remembrance Day services in Aldergrove and was moved to pen a poem. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Aldergrove Remembrance Day services stirring

Many in community gather to honour veterans

  • Nov 16, 2022

 

Thousands turned out for the first post-pandemic Remembrance Day at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Christopher Lakusta/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Thousands attend first post-pandemic Remembrance Day at Aldergrove Legion branch

‘We are here today to say how grateful we are that they put other people first’ crowd told

Thousands turned out for the first post-pandemic Remembrance Day at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Christopher Lakusta/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A small group gathered at the Afghanistan war memorial at Derek Doubleday Arboretum in Langley on Remembrance Day. (Leanne Hofsink/Special to Langley Advance Times)

A moment of silence at Afghanistan war memorial in Langley

Names of the 158 Canadian soldiers killed in duty in Afghanistan are inscribed on metal ribbon

A small group gathered at the Afghanistan war memorial at Derek Doubleday Arboretum in Langley on Remembrance Day. (Leanne Hofsink/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Veterans, scouts, RCMP, military personnel, and hundreds honoured war dead and Canada’s veterans at an in-person ceremony at Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Veterans, scouts, RCMP, military personnel, and hundreds honoured war dead and Canada’s veterans at an in-person ceremony at Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Canadian military members, such as Deanna Forrest, who serve with the United Nations sport the distinctive blue berets. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman was a UN peacekeeper, now she teaches Grade 6

Experiences abroad infused into her school’s Remembrance Day assembly

Canadian military members, such as Deanna Forrest, who serve with the United Nations sport the distinctive blue berets. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
After the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley cenotaph, people placed their poppies on the plinth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fort Langley remembers veterans’ sacrifices as hundreds pack Remembrance Day event

From seniors to young children, the crowd was back to pre-pandemic numbers this year

After the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Langley cenotaph, people placed their poppies on the plinth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Students at Donna Gabriel Robin Elementary in Langley were some of the young creators of Remembrance Day cards for local veterans this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Volunteer bureau sends hundreds of handmade Remembrance Day cards to Langley veterans

Next, Christmas cards for seniors, with online registration

Students at Donna Gabriel Robin Elementary in Langley were some of the young creators of Remembrance Day cards for local veterans this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A few businesses and organizations in town offer freebies for veterans on Remembrance Day, as a way to say thanks for their service. (Black Press Media)

TODAY: Free for veterans

Tim Hortons offers complimentary hot beverages, TransLink provides transit, Mobil1 gives oil changes

A few businesses and organizations in town offer freebies for veterans on Remembrance Day, as a way to say thanks for their service. (Black Press Media)
Police escort a protester who interrupted the Victoria Remembrance Day ceremony from the area. (Hollie Ferguson/Victoria News Staff)

VIDEO: Protester who interrupted Remembrance Day ceremony in Victoria arrested

As hundreds gathered for what appeared to be the largest Remembrance Day…

Police escort a protester who interrupted the Victoria Remembrance Day ceremony from the area. (Hollie Ferguson/Victoria News Staff)
A poppy is placed on the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier following a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Monday Nov. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians honour country’s war dead at sombre Remembrance Day ceremonies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was absent from the Ottawa ceremony

A poppy is placed on the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier following a Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Monday Nov. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Frustration, anxiety persist as Liberals claim success on wait times for veterans

An estimated 23,000 veterans are waiting for their disability claims to be processed by the federal department

Veteran Stephen LaSalle is shown in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. When LaSalle first injured his foot in a military training exercise, he had only heard the stories about what it was like to deal with Veterans Affairs Canada. Five years later, the reservist naval lieutenant can talk about the experience firsthand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial after the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New poppy campaign initiatives seek to modernize the tradition of remembrance

Initiative allows people to scan a lapel poppy with their smartphone and learn

People lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial after the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
People place thousands of Canadian flags and Indigenous flags are planted for Remembrance Day at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Organization continues search to identify Indigenous veterans in unmarked graves

‘Native people volunteered in numbers disproportionate to our population’

People place thousands of Canadian flags and Indigenous flags are planted for Remembrance Day at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Lloyd Reynard showed a station card issued to him. It kept track of how many beer, rum, and cigarette rations went to each sailor, and also listed his rank, mess number, birthday, religion, and whether or not he would accept rations of alcohol. More about local Remembrance Day services on page 12. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to The Star)

Military vital to peace: Langley veteran

Lloyd Reynard learned the value of being prepared while he was in the navy

  • Nov 11, 2022
Lloyd Reynard showed a station card issued to him. It kept track of how many beer, rum, and cigarette rations went to each sailor, and also listed his rank, mess number, birthday, religion, and whether or not he would accept rations of alcohol. More about local Remembrance Day services on page 12. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to The Star)
Michael Pratt was still a young teenager when he began lobbying for the Walk to Remember memorial to the Afghanistan war dead in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New memorials bring Canada’s military history to the fore in Langley

The Walk to Remember and the Gapyeong Memorial Stone are both in a local arboretum

Michael Pratt was still a young teenager when he began lobbying for the Walk to Remember memorial to the Afghanistan war dead in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Joe and Kathy Fetters stand next to the photograph enlarger Joe’s father Joe Fetters used while stationed at Pearl Harbour during the Second World War. Joe and Kathy donated it and copies of some photographs his father took while in Pearl Harbour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pearl Harbour bombing photos donated to Interior B.C. museum

Photos found in a box in a basement now at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Joe and Kathy Fetters stand next to the photograph enlarger Joe’s father Joe Fetters used while stationed at Pearl Harbour during the Second World War. Joe and Kathy donated it and copies of some photographs his father took while in Pearl Harbour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)