Archive for March, 2016

  • Vimy Ridge Day Candlelight Vigil

    Overlooked Abbotsford Soldiers To Be Honoured at Vimy Ridge Day 2016 Ceremony.

    The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, Abbotsford, is going to hold its sixth annual ceremony to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day on Saturday, April 9 at 6:45 p.m. at the Cenotaph, behind the City Hall.  As always, the ceremony will be a Candlelight Vigil.

    There are two major changes this year. Research has determined that a number of soldiers from Abbotsford who lost their lives in World War One have been overlooked and their names are not on the cenotaph. So far eleven soldiers have been confirmed as being Abbotsford and District residents who enlisted and lost their lives serving their country; ten will be honoured for the first time by having candles placed in their memory.

    More Abbotsford soldiers will be “found” as the research continues and in the future a new plaque will be made for the cenotaph.

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