Retired Flag Commemoration

Oliver’s believes in the importance of the Canadian flag as a symbol representing the free, democratic nation in which we live.

There’s no doubt our flag is significant - it is an emblem of peace to the world. But what happens to an individual flag when the trials of time have worn it down? If the flag hanging outside your business, organization or school must be replaced, we feel the old flag deserves to be treated respectfully.

We invite you to bring your retired Canadian flags to Oliver’s Funeral Home. Each year, on Feb. 15th - the anniversary of the maple leaf flag’s first flight over Parliament -we honour their service as symbols of justice and freedom in Canada. We cremate the fabric and inter the ashes during a ceremony at a local cemetery with members of the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party present.

There is no cost for this service. We simply want to apply proper protocol and appreciation for our nation’s flag on behalf of our community.

Honouring our veterans is another important part of this. We at Oliver’s want to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought to defend our flag and everything it represents.

Flags can be dropped off at Oliver’s Funeral Home at any point during the year for the annual Feb. 15th commemoration.

We will give our nation’s flag the respect it deserves on behalf of our community.
That is our promise to you.

Click here to read an article on the Retired Flag Program published in the Daily Herald Tribune


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