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Thousands attend Remembrance Day in Abbotsford

Ceremony at Cenotaph commemorates those who gave their lives for all Canadians.

  • Nov. 11, 2015 7:00 p.m.



Over 3,000 attended today’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Abbotsford’s Cenotaph at Thunderbird Memorial Square on Veterans Way.

Led by Art Turnbull of the Royal Canadian Legion, the solemn ceremony honoured the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers past and present. This year’s event featured a performance from the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 861 Silverfox Squadron band, a prayer from the Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple, and laying of remembrance wreaths by community groups and dignitaries.

Read our story about local veteran Bert Wiebe’s Korean War service here.

More photos may be viewed on Facebook or on The News’ Flickr site.

Parade participants included:

  • The Royal Canadian Legion
  • Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
  • Abbotsford Police Department
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  • Canadian Forces
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canada Border Service Agency
  • Correctional Services Canada
  • BC Corrections
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Scouts Canada

Wreath-layers included:

  • Ann Bason, Memorial Cross mother
  • Ed Fast, MP
  • Darryl Plecas, MLA; representatives of Mike de Jong, MLA and Simon Gibson, MLA
  • Mayor Henry Braun
  • Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Westminster Regiment
  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada
  • Canadian Merchant Navy and Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Korean War Veterans
  • Indian Ex-Servicemen Society
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canadian Border Services
  • Corrections Canada
  • BC Sherriffs
  • Abbotsford Police Department
  • Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
  • BC Ambulance Service and Paramedics

 

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