Veterans

South Surrey Second World War veteran Bill Marr (right), with son Gary, in 2018. Alison MacLean photo.

Second World War vet from South Surrey turns 100

Bill Marr drove tanks during the Normandy campaign

South Surrey Second World War veteran Bill Marr (right), with son Gary, in 2018. Alison MacLean photo.
Veteran Donald McClellan received an Ambassador for Peace Medal Wednesday (July 8) in a ceremony at his Amica White Rock home. Sen. Yonah Martin (left) attended, along with Deputy Consul General Yongwook Na –representing the Korean government – and Woo Seok Lee, president of the Korean War Veterans Association Western Chapter. (Photo courtesy Office of Sen. Yonah Martin)

PHOTOS: South Surrey veteran honoured by South Korea as Ambassador for Peace

Medal presented to Donald McClellan an ‘expression of gratitude’ for service during Korean War

Veteran Donald McClellan received an Ambassador for Peace Medal Wednesday (July 8) in a ceremony at his Amica White Rock home. Sen. Yonah Martin (left) attended, along with Deputy Consul General Yongwook Na –representing the Korean government – and Woo Seok Lee, president of the Korean War Veterans Association Western Chapter. (Photo courtesy Office of Sen. Yonah Martin)
John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: 101-year-old B.C. veteran completes 101 laps, raises nearly $150,000 for charity

‘I knew I could do it and I’ve done it,’ centenarian says

John Hillman completed his 101st lap for charity to the sound of applause and bagpipes outside the Carlton House retirement home. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Dave Mitchell tweeted this photo to remember his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell, who was part of the Canadian Forces that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War. Photos of tulips are appearing online in celebration of Liberation Day in the Netherlands on May 5. (Twitter/Dave Mitchell)

Canadians mark 75th anniversary of Netherlands liberation with online tulips

Internet inundated with photos of tulips posted with #Netherlands75 and #TulipsAtHome

Dave Mitchell tweeted this photo to remember his grandfather, Douglas Mitchell, who was part of the Canadian Forces that liberated the Netherlands during the Second World War. Photos of tulips are appearing online in celebration of Liberation Day in the Netherlands on May 5. (Twitter/Dave Mitchell)
Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)

Victoria veteran begs people to please not touch his service dog

Members of the public are often unaware of proper service dog etiquette

Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)
The Victoria Day weekend unveiling of the Cloverdale Cenotaph drew quite the crowd. (City of Surrey Archives / 40.5.11)

HISTORY: Cloverdale Cenotaph holds nearly a century of memories

Each of the Surrey residents memoralized in the square have their own story to tell

  • Nov 14, 2017
The Victoria Day weekend unveiling of the Cloverdale Cenotaph drew quite the crowd. (City of Surrey Archives / 40.5.11)
Surrey Remembers ceremony, Nov. 11, 2017. (Sam Anderson)

VIDEO: Hundreds gather at Cloverdale Cenotaph for Surrey Remembers ceremony

Veteran’s square fills with community members for annual Remembrance Day service

Surrey Remembers ceremony, Nov. 11, 2017. (Sam Anderson)
Second World War Green Beret Reginald Wise, pictured here at Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day ceremony in 2015. (Jennifer Lang)

Cloverdale veteran shares the ‘truth’ behind Dieppe

Reg Wise comes forward to share his story, 75 years later

Second World War Green Beret Reginald Wise, pictured here at Cloverdale’s Remembrance Day ceremony in 2015. (Jennifer Lang)
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