Remembrance Day

In the past the public and dignitaries would gather for Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph in Douglas Park. This year the public was asked to stay away on the morning of Nov. 11 due to COVID, but many people defied the request. (file photo from FSgt. G. Simon, cadet correspondent with 746 Lightning Hawk)

LETTER: Many showed up to Langley City cenotaph Nov. 11 despite request to stay away

City resident outlines impromptu service and said about 200 people showed up

  • Dec 11, 2021

 

746 Squadron cadets held a special service Nov. 11, 2021. COVID-19 prevented them from taking part in traditional services at cenotaphs (Cadet WO2 Riley Diesner)

Langley cadets hold special Remembrance Day ceremony

COVID-19 prevented youth group from taking part in community services Nov. 11

  • Nov 13, 2021

 

Krysal McEwan sang O Canada at the Murrayville Remembrance Day service. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley resident had hoped veterans would turnout for Remembrance ceremony

Murrayville had Langley’s only in-person ceremony. Other local events asked public to watch online

  • Nov 13, 2021
Krysal McEwan sang O Canada at the Murrayville Remembrance Day service. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A sign at the Winfield Cenotaph tells people looking for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021 that the event has been cancelled due to a threat of violence. (Bobbi DiMaggio/Facebook)

Threat of violence directed at B.C. Remembrance Day ceremony

Ceremony location changed after threat that “somebody might get killed” if United Nations flag flown

A sign at the Winfield Cenotaph tells people looking for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2021 that the event has been cancelled due to a threat of violence. (Bobbi DiMaggio/Facebook)
A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)

Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia

Incidents in Kelowna and Kamloops mar Nov. 11 gatherings

A woman lays a wreath at the cenotaph in Hope on Remembrance Day. (Bill Dobbs photo)
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)

‘The Immortal Poppy’: Canadian Legion sells NFTs for 100th anniversary

The Legion is selling poppy NFTs this year for the 100 year anniversary of the Canadian poppy

  • Nov 11, 2021
The ‘Immortal Poppy’ NFT. (Royal Canadian Legion)
Donald Davenport served in the Second World War. (Davenport family)

LETTER: Langley writer pieces together family history from veteran’s letters home

“While I’m here in Belgium, I’d like to go to Passchendaele to visit Uncle Henry’s grave.”

  • Nov 11, 2021
Donald Davenport served in the Second World War. (Davenport family)
Photo of Henry Louis Norwest – Photo taken while as a member of 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1915. (CANADIAN VIRTUAL WAR MEMORIAL)

KPU Remembers: Students reconstruct Canadian solider’s experience in First World War

Senior university students published videos telling the story of Canadian veterans

Photo of Henry Louis Norwest – Photo taken while as a member of 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1915. (CANADIAN VIRTUAL WAR MEMORIAL)
Piper John McCallum led in a procession of RCMP officers, serving Navy personnel, firefighters, and Langley Scouts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Hundreds gather for Remembrance Day in Murrayville

The first in-person ceremony since the pandemic began saw smaller crowds than in 2019

Piper John McCallum led in a procession of RCMP officers, serving Navy personnel, firefighters, and Langley Scouts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Kyah Kang joins 19 other Canadian teenagers immersing herself in First World War history of Canada in the days leading up to and including Remembrance Day. She was hand picked for her community contributions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley teen takes special virtual tour of war museum

Grade 12 student given a chance to learn and remember as Vimy Pilgrimage Award winner

Kyah Kang joins 19 other Canadian teenagers immersing herself in First World War history of Canada in the days leading up to and including Remembrance Day. She was hand picked for her community contributions. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The cenotaph in Murrayville bears the names of locals who died in Canada’s wars. (Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Many never come home from war

From soldiers to civilians, Remembrance Day is about tallying the cost of war

  • Nov 11, 2021
The cenotaph in Murrayville bears the names of locals who died in Canada’s wars. (Langley Advance Times)
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A hanger on the site of a Second World War airfield that was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan is seen near Claresholm, Alta., on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The plan was a major program for Allied aircrews. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians welcomed to attend Remembrance ceremonies, told to wear masks and distance

Some restrictions and changes will nonetheless remain in place as COVID-19 continues to pose a threat

Sentinels stand guard during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on November 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A time for remembrance

How much do you know about times of war?

Remembrance Day ceremonies have provided people with the opportunity to consider the sacrifices made by those who served during times of war. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many ceremonies have been cancelled or are held online only. (Black Press file photo)
Langley’s Elsie Reid is among the thousands of “war brides” who fell in love with Canadian soldiers in their native England, then followed their husbands to Canada. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A Langley war bride remembers

Elsie Reid met her Canadian husband at a dance in England

Langley’s Elsie Reid is among the thousands of “war brides” who fell in love with Canadian soldiers in their native England, then followed their husbands to Canada. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Government will hire more staff to address veterans’ backlog, caseloads: minister

Announcement made in the wake of 5-part Canadian Press series on veteran’s issues

Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa on November 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Andy Schildhorn spoke to a new Remembrance Day banner project launched in Fort Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Village adds visual reminder of fallen soldiers

Replicating program run in Langley City for a decade, Fort Langley unveils Remembrance banners

Andy Schildhorn spoke to a new Remembrance Day banner project launched in Fort Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program have identified 7,000 unmarked Commonwealth veterans’ graves and given them a permanent headstone or marker. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Unmarked Grave Program looking for Canada’s lost veterans

Last Post Fund’s gravesite program giving veterans final respects

The Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program have identified 7,000 unmarked Commonwealth veterans’ graves and given them a permanent headstone or marker. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
In 2018, the public could gather for a Remembrance Day service in Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City asks public to attend Remembrance Day service virtually

For the second year in a row, the Douglas Park event will be live streamed

In 2018, the public could gather for a Remembrance Day service in Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times file)