Every year Veterans Voices of Canada raises 128 full sized Canadian flags in our partnering communities, representing the 128,000 Canadian military and RCMP killed and missing in action service personnel lost in armed conflict from the Boer War to the present.

SPONSOR AN HONOUR PLAQUE & FLAG

Sponsorships are now being taken for 2018.

The closing date for sponsorships is August 19th each year.

Our trademark,copyrighted VVOC – Flags of Remembrance is the brainchild of VVOC Founder, Allan Cameron. This initiative is designed to pay tribute to the men and women of our Veterans in a visually stunning display of patriotism and Remembrance. Every year at our opening ceremony, 128 full size, official Canadian flags are raised along major roadways and other highly visible locations in participating communities. These flags represent the 128,000 Canadians military and RCMP killed and missing in action of the approximately 116,000 Canadians killed in armed conflict from the Boer War to the present, as well as the approximately 12,000 soldiers missing in action. In addition, a total of 234 officers with the RCMP and its predecessor the Northwest Mounted Police, who have died in the line of duty. Each flag is accompanied by a sponsored “Honour Plaque” in tribute or remembrance to past or current serving personnel.This Honour Plaque recognizes and honours individuals given tribute to by family, friends or others who would like to recognize those who sacrifice so much.

A key factor to making our tribute unique is how all flags are raised from coast to coast at the same moment(12 noon-AB Mountain Time),unifying all branch locations, tributes and participating Canadians at each site on that day.

The flags and plaques are raised each fall and taken down just after Remembrance Day. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on a date to be announced here and within other social media. All ceremonies  will take place on the same day at each of our tribute communities across Canada.

This annual, national event also serves as Veterans Voices of Canada’s primary fundraiser. Monies raised through our VVOC – Flags of Remembrance tributes are used to fulfill the mandate of the VVOC organization:interviewing and on camera documentation of our Veterans, donating produced interviews to educational institutions across Canada as well as assisting in the actual tribute site preparations. Funds will also be used for other Veterans Voices of Canada tributes and Veteran support initiatives throughout the year.

We are proud to say we also donate a portion of the funds raised to other well deserving charities located in each of the communities where we display and hold our tributes.

We are asking a minimum donation of $200 per Honour Plaque. One name per Honour Plaque please.

Thank you everyone for all of your past and future support!

NOTICE

We are now accepting Honour Plaque sponsorships in support of our 2018 tributes. Our opening ceremonies for 2018 will take place on September 22nd. Flags will fly directly at noon Mountain Time across the country at each of our tribute sites,with a Remembrance ceremony differing but equally emotional and and amazing at each of our sites. We would like to have Veterans,Cadets,Community Service,RCMP,EMT and policing personnel as part of our events. Please contact us to take more about your organizations participation. Community participation and support is encouraged and welcome!

Thank you for your past and continued support of not only our tribute initiative, but for honouring and giving tribute to our service men and women,past and present.

2018 Veterans Voices of Canada
Flags of Remembrance Opening Ceremonies

Please contact applicable site representative listed below for more information regarding sponsorship forms.

Tribute site Opening Ceremony schedules:

Bathurst, NB – Jordan Chiasson

Bathurst Opening Ceremony
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Queen Street (Causeway)
2:40 pm – Parade begins down flag line / Défilé débute à la ligne de drapeaux
3:00 pm – Flags are released / Les drapeaux sont libérés
Email: jcvetvoice@gmail.com

Charlottetown, PEI – Charlene McInnis

Charlottetown Opening Ceremony
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Charlottetown Events Grounds
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
2:45pm to 4:00pm
Email: cmvetvoice@gmail.com

Ponoka, AB – Stan Orlesky/Barbara Oleson

Emails: gorlesky@telus.net
dbolsen@platinum.ca

Sydney, NS – Dave Piercey

Sydney Opening Ceremony
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Stable Dr., Sydney, NS at Open Hearth Park.
Please be seated by 2:15 pm
March on of the Colours will happen at 2:30 pm
Flags unfurled at 3:00 pm
Remainder of program to follow after unfurling of the flags.
For more information call 902-578-7629
Email: dwpvetvoice@gmail.com

Sylvan Lake, AB – Al Cameron

Sylvan Lake Opening Ceremony
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Centennial Park,Sylvan Lake
Parade begins at 11:30am
Flags unfurl directly at 12noon
Email: ac@vetvoicecan.org

Windsor, ON – Terri Davis Fitzpatrick

Windsor Opening Ceremony
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Assumption Park (near the Ambassador Bridge) along the Detroit River
Formation/Lineup begins: 1:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Parade begins: 1:30pm EDT
Flags unfurl: Precisely at 2:00pm EDT
Email: tdfvetvoice@gmail.com

Thank you everyone for giving tribute to our Veterans past and present as well as your continued support of Veterans Voices of Canada!

Interested in partnering to hold a Flags of Remembrance Ceremony in your City?

If you’d like to build a committee to spearhead your very own VVOC Flags of Remembrance Ceremony, please get in touch!
We’ll hook you up with everything you need to be part of a national,annual and multi community tribute for your residents they won’t soon forget.

*Our Flags of Remembrance is a copyrighted and trademarked event.