CENTRE WELLINGTON – As a tribute to the firefighters who risk their lives to keep Canadians safe, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the formal establishment of Firefighters' National Memorial Day through a press release on August 25, 2017.
The second Sunday in September of each year is now designated in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. On that day, the Canadian flag will be half-masted on all federal buildings and establishments. This Sunday, September 10, the flags at the Municipal Office in Elora, both Centre Wellington Fire Stations, the Pilkington shop, and the North and South ends of Fergus will be half-mast from sunrise to sunset.
"Firefighters' across our country put their lives on the line every day. By lowering the Canadian flag we signify our support for Firefighters in Centre Wellington, across Canada and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice" said Fire Chief Brad Patton.
The Township has lowered our flags in recognition of our fallen emergency personnel, fallen military personnel, and past Councillors, as it is important as a Municipality to recognize their sacrifices to our country and their contributions to Centre Wellington.
For more information:
Kendra Martin | Communications Coordinator
Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0
519.846.9691 x220 centrewellington.ca
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