Online Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2021

Each year at 11:00am on November 11 we pause to think about the brave men and women who gave so much for our country, our freedom, and our way of life. Remembrance Day ceremonies are held throughout the Township each year, but this year they will again look quite different due to COVID-19.

To keep veterans and participants safe, residents are encouraged to watch the Remembrance Day ceremonies live online at the websites listed below. Please check the websites for ceremony start times.


Aldergrove Legion

Presented by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 265 at the Aldergrove Legion Cenotaph. Residents are encouraged to watch the live ceremony online at facebook.com/aldergrovelegion.


Fort Langley Cenotaph

Presented by the Fort Langley Remembrance Day Committee and the Fort Langley Lions Club at the Fort Langley Cenotaph. Residents are encouraged to watch the live ceremony online at fortlangleyremembers.com.


Murrayville

Presented by the Murrayville Cenotaph Remembrance Day Ceremony Organizing Committee at the Murrayville Cenotaph. Residents are encouraged to watch the live ceremony online at murrayvilleremembranceday.ca.


The Murrayville and Fort Langley Cemeteries feature twin cenotaphs that were erected in 1921. More than 500 veterans are buried in the two cemeteries.

 

Online Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2021

Langley Private Richard (Dick) Straw was aboard this ship in 1944, bound for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was wounded on the third day of the invasion by two mortar explosions. He survived by mustering strength to wander to a nearby medic. After being transferred back to England for operation, Dick was transported to Halifax on a hospital ship, and returned by train to Langley to work on his family farm. Due to his injuries he eventually had to find other work. Dick Straw passed away in 2010, at the age of 94. Learn more about Langley residents who have served in war through Langley Centennial Museum’s online collection.