Thursday, June 5, 2014

Veterans News

Honouring Lives Lost

Vets mark epic D-Day battle with ceremony, flyover at Vedder View June 6

Submitted by Rollie Keith, CMEC/Voice file photo

Veteran Rollie Keith at the Vimy Ridge wreath-laying ceremonies in April.


esidents of Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley are invited to join the Royal Canadian Legion, Vedder Golden Branch 280, and the Canadian Airborne Forces Association, Branch 8 – Bornewest, on June 6, 2014 as they commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the battle of Normandy with a ceremonial parade and flyby.


The parade and ceremony will take place at Vedder View Gardens Cemetery at 44650 Watson Road (Sardis) at 10:30am on June 6, with the flyby scheduled for 11am.

At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a Legion reception. The event will also feature several World War II military vehicles provided by the Canadian Military Education Centre of Chilliwack. Please note that the aircraft will be at a low altitude and may be heard and observed from most areas in Sardis.

June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Allied invasion of German occupied Europe, conducted by the Canadians, British and Americans, which lead to the liberation of Europe. This significant battle is similar in importance to Canadians as the battle of Vimy Ridge and was the turning point in World War II for the Western Allies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to remember the bravery of our Canadian Servicemen during World War II.



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