Cloverdale plays host to Surrey’s largest Remembrance Day service on Friday, when hundreds will gather in Surrey Museum Plaza to pay their respects.
The ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m., with a parade of local veterans from the Cloverdale Legion making their way to the square, located at 17710 56A Avenue, led by colour parties from Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 and the Ladies’ Auxiliary.
The RCMP “E” Division Pipe Band will perform music selections as part of the service.
At 11 a.m., there will be two minutes of silence to remember those men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.
There will also be flypasts at 10:55 a.m. and at 11:05 a.m. by vintage aircraft in formation, including the Fraser Blues aerial team in their Second World War Navion planes.
The ceremonies of remembrance are followed by the traditional laying of wreaths.
Local veterans will be joined by RCMP officers, emergency services personnel, navy and air cadets, Scouts, Girl Guides and others in honouring fallen service men and women.
Following the service, the colour party will lead the parade back to the branch where members and guests will gather for refreshments and entertainment. It’s one of Cloverdale’s warmest community traditions.
This year, there will be entertainment by organ player Ron Singh, who will be performing from 3 to 5 p.m. In the evening, entertainment will be provided by Tyme Machine.
The Cloverdale Legion is located at 17567 57 Avenue.