Flags of Remembrance will be a powerful, visual statement to honour our Canadian military men and women. One-hundred and twenty-eight Canadian flags – one veteran- hero representing each flag – flying along the fence line of Bayridge Drive at Front Road, Kingston. Together with our community partners we will raise and fly 128 Canadian flags, each representing 1000 Canadian soldiers fallen and missing in action from the Boer War to current service, along with our Ontario flag. Our aim is to invite everyone to drive by, reflect, and think about our military heroes – past, present and future. We must never forget.
We can’t think of a better Ontario city to lead the way than Kingston - Where History and Innovation Thrive, Canada’s First Capital, home to CFB Kingston and Royal Military College. It’s the perfect city to honour Canada’s military men and women.
Installation of the Flags of Remembrance Tribute will occur on October 17 and the tribute will remain in place until November 12, 2015. The timing will coincide with Flags of Remembrance Tributes in four other locations: the original location of Slyvan Lake, Alta.; Kelowna, B.C.; Ponoka, Alta.; Amherst, N.S.; and Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Veterans Voices of Canada/Flags of Remembrance is also a fundraising initiative. Flags of Remembrance-Kingston has selected Dominium Assistance Dogs to be the local benefactor. Dominium Assistance Dogs provides psychiatric and mobility service dogs in Southeastern Ontario.
Members of the greater Kingston area will be able to honour their military hero(s) by sponsoring an honor plaque for a minimum donation of $200. Funds raised with be shared evenly between Veterans Voices of Canada and Dominium Assistance Dogs. At a special closing ceremony the donor will receive the honour plaque and flag as a keepsake.
Tribute flags and honour plaques may be purchased to honour anyone’s service. The veteran-hero need not to have died in combat.
Funded by Kingston, ON (September 2015)