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Remembrance Day service at Aldergrove Legion

On Sunday, October 28, the Aldergrove Royal Canadian Legion branch 265 hosted a dinner for 89 veterans who served in conflicts from World War II, up to and including the Afghanistan conflict. Five veterans stood to address the guests that evening. The four senior veterans, from left, are William Cutress, Norman Aaaen, Jack Airone, and Ben Greer, and the youngest veteran is Royal Westminster Regiment Cpl. Mike Campbell. Campbell served in Afghanistan in 2007 alongside the late MCpl. Colin Bason, who was killed in action when they were posted with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. - Submitted photo
On Sunday, October 28, the Aldergrove Royal Canadian Legion branch 265 hosted a dinner for 89 veterans who served in conflicts from World War II, up to and including the Afghanistan conflict. Five veterans stood to address the guests that evening. The four senior veterans, from left, are William Cutress, Norman Aaaen, Jack Airone, and Ben Greer, and the youngest veteran is Royal Westminster Regiment Cpl. Mike Campbell. Campbell served in Afghanistan in 2007 alongside the late MCpl. Colin Bason, who was killed in action when they were posted with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry.
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The Aldergrove Remembrance Day parade and service takes place at the Aldergrove Legion cenotaph on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The parade begins at 10:25 a.m. from the Salvation Army Thrift Store parking lot on 272 Street.

Senior veterans who wish to take part but feel they are unable to complete the entire route may join in behind the color party at 268 Street and Fraser Highway, or ride in the new Aldergrove Trolley from the beginning of the parade.

The service and laying of the wreaths takes place at the Legion cenotaph. There will be a flypast by the Fraser Blues Formation Flying Team during the service.

Following the service the public is welcome to come inside the Legion Hall for hot dogs and drinks for youths participating in the parade and service.

The Legion Lounge will also be open to the public (must be age 19 or older), where there will be a social time with entertainment by the Fraser Valley Community Winds group and a pot luck dinner. There will also be dancing to the Sweetwater band from 3 to 8 p.m.

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