November 28, 2022

Two 100-year-old former POWs will lay wreaths at Remembrance Day ceremony in Cloverdale this year – Peace Arch News

Two centenarians will lay wreaths at the Cloverdale Cenotaph on Remembrance Day this year.

Hans Anderson and Rick Deck are both former prisoners of war and both men turned 100 earlier this year.

Andersen was captured at the Hitler Line in Italy in 1944 and spent about a year as a POW.

Deck had to jump from his plane after being hit by enemy fire and was captured by the Germans in January 1945.

“The most exciting thing for us is that Anderson and Deck will each be laying wreaths for POWs,” said Cloverdale Legion Duty Officer Earle Fraser.

The Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph will again be closed to the general public this year, but people can also watch it online, as the City of Surrey will be streaming the event live on its Facebook page at TheCityofSurrey.

The ceremony will begin on November 11 at 10:30 a.m. and continue until approximately 11:30 a.m.

Only about 50 people will be allowed in Veterans’ Square on November 11.

“We will have a microphone installed this year,” Fraser added. “So people on TV will be able to hear what’s going on.”

Representatives of the Legion and other dignitaries will lay wreaths, such as those of the Silver Cross Mothers, Provincial Government, City of Surrey, RCMP, etc.

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