Thousands attend Remembrance Day ceremony in Cloverdale

Photo: Malin Jordan                                Earl Fraser, service officer for the Cloverdale Legion, escorts Silver Cross Mother Sian LeSueur after she laid a wreath at the cenotaph. Her son, Garrett William Chidley, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. See Page 6 for more pictures.Photo: Malin Jordan Earl Fraser, service officer for the Cloverdale Legion, escorts Silver Cross Mother Sian LeSueur after she laid a wreath at the cenotaph. Her son, Garrett William Chidley, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. See Page 6 for more pictures.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and other dignitaries attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and other dignitaries attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey residents await the procession at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Surrey residents await the procession at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Many attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Many attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Many attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Many attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Veterans attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Veterans attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
Many attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Many attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
Veterans attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Veterans attend the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum lays a wreath at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum lays a wreath at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Cloverdale Legion president Scott MacMillan lays a wreath at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Cloverdale Legion president Scott MacMillan lays a wreath at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
Second World War Veteran Reginald Wise, 95, lays the first of two wreaths at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Second World War Veteran Reginald Wise, 95, lays the first of two wreaths at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Second World War Veteran Reginald Wise, 95, lays the first of two wreaths at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Second World War Veteran Reginald Wise, 95, lays the first of two wreaths at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Second World War Veteran Hans Anderson, 98, lays a wreath for POWs—himself a POW for 1 year— at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)Second World War Veteran Hans Anderson, 98, lays a wreath for POWs—himself a POW for 1 year— at the 2019 Remembrance Day service held at Veterans’ Square in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)
(Photo: Malin Jordan)(Photo: Malin Jordan)

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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