A Month to Remember

October 12th to November 11th, 2021 

Derek Doubleday Arboretum 

Please join us in a Month to Remember as we commemorate the following:

10 years since Canada’s troop withdrawal from Afghanistan ● 10 years since the first tree was planted in the Langley Youth for the Fallen: A Walk to Remember ● 70 years since the Battle of Gapyeong ● 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion Commemorative Poppy Program

Afghanistan Fallen Soldier Memorial

Battle of Gapyeong Memorial

Beverly Clay Memorial Rose Garden

David’s Grove Memorial Birding Garden

LEPS Demonstration Gardens 

It’s a fundraiser too!

Help us build a beautiful new garden, in conjunction with the Month to Remember, we are raising funds to create a Korean War Memorial Garden that will surround the Gapyeong Stone. Here are drawings of the proposed Korean War Memorial Garden.

The Gapyeong Stone Korean War Memorial was unveiled to commemorate the sacrifice, honour and gratitude for the contribution of Canadian armed forces in the Korean War during the battle of Kapyong (Gapyeong) in April of 1951.


The Battle of Kapyong was Canada’s most significant action of the Korean War. Fought in the hills above the Kapyong Valley, Canadian and United Nations soldiers held back a major enemy offensive. The fallen soldiers were among the 516 Canadians who died in ser-vice during the Korean War.

Participate in the Month to Remember

As a part of the event to commemorate Keep track of the number of loops you do of the 1 km Walk to Remember. Download the PDF of the fundraiser and bring this to our celebration on November 11th and receive a special memento!

Become a Member

Members will be able to contribute to the development of the arboretum and may serve as directors of the Society. Money raised from memberships, donations and fundraising projects goes to the development of the gardens.

In July 1921, the Great War Veterans Association – which in 1925 would unify with other groups to form the Canadian Legion -adopted the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance. To celebrate this 100th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Legion has produced a special commemorative Poppy, a pin reminiscent of the first Poppies distributed after the First World War. 

Spearheaded by two Langley youth and their organization, Langley Youth for the Fallen: A Walk to Remember, the Walk commem-orates Canadian Forces personnel who lost their lives while serving in the Canadian mission in Afghanistan (2002-2011). A total of 162 trees were planted at the Arboretum in honour of the 162 Canadians who lost their lives (including four civilians) through the nine years of the Afghan mission. The central commemorative feature is symbolic of a tree whose life has been cut short. Wrapped around the trunk, a steel ribbon ascends towards the sky, carrying the names of the fallen Canadians.