City lowers Canada flags to half mast to honour victims of terrorism
Canada flag at half-mast outside City Hall today (Photo: Ethan Morneau, staff)
The City of Campbell River is flying Canada flags outside its facilities at half-mast today (Thursday), to honour victims of terrorism.
‘The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism’ is observed in memory of those who lost their lives to acts of terror, in Canada and abroad.
First proclaimed in 2005, it takes place every year on June 23rd, marking the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland.
On this day, flags across Canada are flown at half-mast to honour the victims of the bombing, as well as other acts of terrorist violence that have taken lives of Canadians.