The Langley City Remembrance Day ceremony drew thousands to the cenotaph at Douglas Park on Remembrance Day.

The Langley City Remembrance Day ceremony drew thousands to the cenotaph at Douglas Park on Remembrance Day.

Langley City remembers

Beautiful weather added to Langley City’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Douglas Park.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a hush fell over Douglas Park as thousands honoured those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and country.

The squeals of seagulls overhead and the flapping sound of flags rustling in the stiff wind was all that could be heard for two minutes during a poignant moment of the City’s Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21.

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Wednesday morning’s service included the singing of O Canada, hymns, the recital of the In Flanders Field poem, a flypast, the Lord’s Prayer, and the calling out of names of veterans who left us this year.

They include Jackie Curry, John Gallant, David W. Green, Vernon Johnson, George McNutt, Kenneth Mitchell, Warren Rohn, and Jim Wortley.

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During the Act of Homage, wreaths were laid down at the cenotaph by groups and individuals.

Along with veterans and legion members, Mounties, Langley City firefighters, scouting groups, and dignitaries took part in the service.

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Beautiful, partly cloudy weather made for a spectacular flypast by the Fraser Blues aerial formation team.

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Langley Advance