Cloverdale remembers war dead

Hundreds turn out for the Remembrance Day service in Cloverdale.

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.

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