Maple Ridge’s Remembrance Day ceremonies are always well attended.
The Tuesday, Nov. 11 observance in Maple Ridge will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a parade from the Royal Canadian Legion building (at 224th Street and Brown Avenue) to the cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park.
The park’s name derives from its role as the home for the memorials to the men and women who have served the armed forces both in war and in peace. The centrepiece of the park is the cenotaph that was originally located near the Maple Ridge Cemetery.
The march includes veterans, RCMP officers, the Maple Ridge Fire Department, Corrections Services, cadets and scouting organizations.
At 11 a.m., there will be a fly past, and a moment of silence and laying of wreaths. The event will end between 11:30 and noon.
There will be road closures from 10 a.m to noon for the event, and 224th Street will be closed from Brown to 119th Avenue.
Maple Ridge is the largest legion branch in B.C. with 2,072 members and always provides a good turnout for the ceremonies.
The Pitt Meadows ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Remembrance Day Parade in Spirit Square, near Pitt Meadows city hall. There will be a procession to the cenotaph, speeches and prayers, playing of The Last Post, laying of wreaths, and two-minutes’ silence at 11 a.m. The Pitt Meadows cenotaph is located at 12007 Harris Rd.