A Battle of the Atlantic commemorative ceremony was held in Ashcroft on May 1.

A Battle of the Atlantic commemorative ceremony was held in Ashcroft on May 1.

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The annual ceremony commemorating the Battle of the Atlantic during WW II took place in Ashcroft this past weekend.

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #113 and the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 347 Avenger took part in the annual Battle of the Atlantic commemorative ceremony at the cenotaph in Ashcroft on May 1. The Canada-wide event, held on the first Sunday in May, pays tribute to the longest battle of World War II, which lasted 2,075 days and took the lives of thousands of members of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Merchant Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. The ceremony was marked with prayers, readings, a minute of silence, a poignant ring and respond that named the craft lost during the battle, and the placing of candles.