As a gesture of gratitude and remembrance, approximately 11,800 Canadian flags were planted on the front lawn of Manulife’s global headquarters to honour more than 118,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have fallen in service.
This includes soldiers who died in the South African War to the Afghanistan mission, as well as peacekeeping missions.
Each flag represents 10 fallen soldiers.
This year’s Remembrance Day, on November 11, also marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, which reminds Canada of the sacrifices made by the Canadians who fought and died to defend and promote values of freedom, democracy and human rights.
The flag garden is on display on the front lawn of Manulife’s global headquarters on 200 Bloor Street East.
The flag garden will be on display until Sunday, November 11 at sundown.
Additionally, if you want to show your respects to the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country, there are a number of places in and around Toronto where you can take part in Remembrance Day ceremonies.
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