9/11 memorial canceled at Peace Arch Park

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The memorial service remembering the 20th anniversary of 9/11 has been canceled at Peace Arch Park. The 9/11 memorial service committee co-chairs decided to cancel the annual memorial service that was scheduled for September 11 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Given the continuing circumstances of the pandemic including the rising case numbers, the extension of the US border restrictions with Canada until September 21 and the ongoing closure of the Peace Arch Park in Surrey, BC the Committee Co-Chairs felt this was the most responsible decision given the situation,” Claire McClean, executive assistant to the New Westminster, B.C. fire chief, said in an email to The Northern Light.

The memorial won’t be rescheduled to another date, McClean said.

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