War history tour of Fort Langley Cemetery

Historian hosts Great War cemetery tour: May 28

Langley historian and Canucks in Khaki author Warren Sommer will conduct a Great War cemetery tour in the Fort Langley Cemetery on Sunday, May 28, from 2 to 3:30 p..m. Participants will visit the cenotaph and discover the gravestones of Langley residents who served during the First World War.

Numerous stories of personal sacrifice and heroism will be revealed as Sommer relates the frontline experiences of over a dozen soldiers during the battles of the Great War of 1914 to 1918.

The tour will provide a memorable and moving experience for adults and families with young people aged 14 and over. The cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. Call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536 to reserve your space.

Before or after the tour, participants are encouraged to travel up the street to visit the museum’s current exhibit, Sacrifice and Sorrow: Langley and the Great War of 1914-1918, which runs until July 16. Langley Centennial Museum is located at 9135 King Street, and admission is by donation.