Richmond will pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who served their country during war times Friday, Nov. 11.
The city expects more than 800 participants and marching bands to take part in the commemorations.
The Remembrance Day ceremony begins at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd. at 10:40 a.m., when Mayor Malcolm Brodie and other local dignitaries lay official wreaths at the cenotaph.
"It is important for us to take the time to remember all the brave men and women, who selflessly risked their lives to ensure our country enjoys freedom and peace," said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
Once the ceremony is finished, marching units will parade from the cenotaph and head west on Granville Avenue past the viewing stand, where honoured veteran William Laboucane will receive this year's parade salute.
The parade includes members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association, a colour party and the RCMP and cadets. The parade will then continue westward to Minoru Park parking lot, where it will end.
Look for Friday's issue of the Richmond News for more Remembrance Day coverage. The News will also publish photos of Friday's Remembrance Day celebration on the website's photo gallery at www.richmond-news.com.