Candlelight tribute honours Canadian sacrifices

The Peace Arch Zone of the Royal Canadian Legion pays tribute to the sacrifices of Canadian veterans with a candlelight ceremony at Victory Memorial Park next weekend.

Royal Canadian Legion Peace Arch Zone hosts a candlelight tribute Saturday

The Peace Arch Zone of the Royal Canadian Legion pays tribute to the sacrifices of Canadian veterans with a candlelight ceremony at Victory Memorial Park this weekend.

On May 7, some 2,000 candles will be lit and placed by veterans and cadets at the South Surrey cemetery.

The event is hosted by branches and ladies’ auxiliaries from Cloverdale, Whalley, Crescent Beach, White Rock, Ladner, Tsawwassen, and Richmond.

The Crescent Beach Pipe Band, Peace Arch Zone Colour Party, local cadet units and their families, the War Amps and the Warbirds flypast are all participating in the Saturday afternoon ceremony, which starts at 5 p.m.

Victory Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 14831 28 Avenue, Surrey.

The candles will burn into the night, offering a silent, glowing tribute to current members of the Canadian armed forces who are serving, to those who served in the past.