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Thousands attend Remembrance Day ceremony in Cloverdale

Veterans, politicians, Surrey residents lay wreaths at cenotaph

Thousands attended Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Veterans’ Square Nov. 11 to pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country.

Earl Fraser, service officer for the Cloverdale Legion, escorted Silver Cross Mother Siam Leisure to the cenotaph to lay a wreath on behalf of all Silver Cross Mothers across Canada.

“It was an extreme honour to escort Sian LeSueur to the cenotaph,” Fraser said after the ceremony.

Mothers who have lost a child in service to Canada receive the cross. LeSueur lost her son, Garrett William Chidley, in Afghanistan in 2010.

Since 2018, this includes soldiers who’ve taken their own lives after suffering from PTSD.

Second World War Veteran Hans Anderson, 98, laid a wreath on behalf of all POWs. Anderson was captured when the 1st Canadian Infantry Division and 5th Canadian Armoured Division fought in Italy along the Hitler Line. He spent one year as POW.

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Malin Jordan

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Malin is the editor of the Cloverdale Reporter.
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