Legion members take a lead role in the large Remembrance Day ceremonies in Maple Ridge.

Legion members take a lead role in the large Remembrance Day ceremonies in Maple Ridge.

Nov. 11: Maple Ridge remembers

About 5,000 residents attended the Remembrance Day ceremony in Memorial Peace Park, according to Fred Armstrong...

  • Nov. 12, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Maple Ridge remembered on Tuesday.

About 5,000 residents attended the Remembrance Day ceremony in Memorial Peace Park, according to Fred Armstrong, City of Maple Ridge.

“This may have been the largest crowd that I have ever seen, and I’ve been coming to this since 1997.”

He reasoned that  the large crowd may have been because the weather was sunny and mild and people had no excuse not to go to the service.

Also, the city this year set up a “Gallery of Heroes” Facebook page, on which residents sent in pictures and stories of family members in the services.

What Armstrong liked was that several pictures of younger veterans that were submitted.