Remembrance Day ceremonies are held in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows annually on November 11th. Our own local heroes, the Veterans, are grateful to the many thousands of citizens who attend these events.
Poppy and Remembrance
Remembrance is the cornerstone of The Royal Canadian Legion’s work in Canada. The Poppy Campaign is a major source of funds used to assist veterans, ex-service people and their dependents. In essence, the purposes and objectives of The Royal Canadian Legion were born of the need to promote unity and further the spirit of comradeship and mutual help among all who have served. The Legion strives to pass on the traditions for which they stand to their families and descendants.
Perpetuating the memory and the deeds of the fallen, the mandate of the Legion, succeeds by promoting and caring for memorials to the valour and sacrifice of our veterans and ex-service members while providing suitable burial and maintaining an annual memorial day. The Legion ensures the preservation of the records and memories in perpetuity.
By educating public opinion regarding national duties to the dead, the disabled and others who have served, as well as their dependants, the Legion strives for peace, goodwill and friendship among all nations.
Remembrance Day shall remain and be reverently observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of each year by us and our successors.