Oct 29, 2021
By Christine Ross
The Royal Canadian Legion plans to raise the flag at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before the Remembrance Day ceremony and then lower it again, and is recommending its branches do the same.
A spokeswoman for the Legion says it’s up to individual branches to decide if they want to follow its advice, and whether they keep the flag at half-mast after Remembrance Day.
Flags on federal buildings have been flying lower since the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools in Saskatchewan and B-C
Canadian Heritage says those flags will remain at half-mast in memory of Indigenous children, survivors and their families instead of being raised and lowered again for Remembrance Day.