How Will You Remember?

Jackson asked me about my poppy today.  He said that when he sees the poppy, he remember Grandpa.  Although my Dad did not serve in the war and was interned to Greenwood during the war, I looked upon Jackson’s comment as a thoughtful one.  I purchased pins from the Veterans and used them to fasten the poppies to the lil’ monkeys jackets.  Jackson has been learning about the poppy in school and so The Man and I have discussed perhaps attending a Memorial Service this year.

I found the following  places in Surrey:

In Cloverdale, there will a short veterans march to the cenotaph at the Surrey Museum, at 17710 – 56A Ave., at 10:20 a.m. This will be followed by a service at 10:30 a.m. and a march from the cenotaph back to the Royal Canadian Legion.

In Whalley, there will be a parade starting at 10:20 a.m. at the Whalley Legion, 13525 106th Ave., followed by a service at the Whalley cenotaph at 10:50 a.m.

In Crescent Beach, there will be a service at the Crescent Beach Legion Hall, 2643 128th St., beginning at 10:30 a.m.

In Port Kells, a service is scheduled at Port Kells Elementary School, 18918 88th Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m.

And in Langley at 10 a.m. a veterans parade will begin at the corner of Glover and Logan and march to the Langley Legion at 20702 Eastleigh Crescent in time for an 11 a.m. service.

How will you remember Armistice Day?  How will you explain it to your children?


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