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Big crowd for Langford Remembrance Day 2018

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Alistair MacGregor, MP laid a wreath at the Langford cenotaph on Remembrance Day 2018 [West Shore Voice News photo by Mary P Brooke]

by Mary P Brooke ~ West Shore Voice News

Sunday, November 11 ~ LANGFORD.

A crowd of about 1,000 people including the public, VIPs, parade participants and choir filled Veterans Memorial Park today for the 2018 Westshore Remembrance Day Ceremony.

The forecast for no rain held true, and there was barely a breeze but it was cool.  The Canadian flag was at half-mast alongside the Langford Cenotaph where over 62 wreaths were laid.

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Crowd at the 2018 Westshore Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford, [West Shore Voice News photo]
Alistair MacGregor, MP (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) placed a wreath, as did a representative for Premier John Horgan (MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca).

For the west shore municipalities the City of Langford was represented by Councillor Denise Blackwell, the City of Colwood was represented was represented by Mayor Rob Martin, The District of Metchosin was represented by Councillor Kyra Kahakauwila, the District of Highlands was represented by Mayor Ken Williams, and the Town of View Royal represented by Councillor Ron Mattson.

Two old army aircraft flew over the proceedings twice around the 11 am moments of silence, breaking the silence with a reminder of how war interrupts peace.

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Army aircraft overhead during 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony in Langford [West Shore Voice News photo]
Langford Legion #91 president Norm Scott led the ceremony. Poems were recited. A blessing was given by Padre Ceil Kleu.

Refreshments were served afterward for families at the nearby Masonic Hall and lunch was served at the Langford Legion for the full community.