News

Cloverdale remembers war dead

  - Lisa Marie Johnson photo
— image credit: Lisa Marie Johnson photo

Dark, damp skies and blustery weather didn't deter hundreds from paying their respects at this year's Remembrance Day service in Cloverdale.

A sizable crowed turned out for the Nov. 11 event, which included a veterans' parade to Surrey Museum Plaza, led by a colour party from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 (Cloverdale) and the Ladies' Auxiliary.

Local veterans were joined by members of the Surrey RCMP, 746 Lightning Hawk Air Cadets Squadron, Staff Sgt. Major Dave WoodsSeaforth Highlanders Army Cadet Corps 2812 Surrey, emergency services personnel and local Guides and Scouts along with crowds of spectators who gathered for the ceremony and service.

Two flypasts featuring vintage Second World War aircraft soared overhead during the service, which was followed by the laying of wreaths by local veterans, dignitaries and residents.

The Remembrance Day service also featured the RCMP's E Division pipe band, prayers, a moment of silence and the last post.

After the services, veterans from Branch 6 led the parade through the historic town centre back to the Cloverdale Legion, where service participants, friends and family gathered.



Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges
 
Restaurants expected to slowly comply with organics disposal ban
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
Food scraps to be banned from garbage cans Jan. 1
 
Planned park-in on 72 Avenue cancelled
 
Roads study provides ammunition for District of Kent

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.