Rick Mercer has posted a thoughtful entry on his blog about lowering the Peace Tower flag to honour Canadian soldiers killed in service.
He comments on the official protocol for lowering the flag, which is:
…the flag on the Peace Tower of the Parliament Building at Ottawa is flown at half-mast:His comments bring to mind a comment that I read recently. I believe it was on either the CBC or CTV News website comments, but I can't remember which. The comment was very short, very simple, and very powerful. It essentially said this:
on the death of a Lieutenant Governor;
on the death of a Canadian Privy Councillor, a Senator, or a Member of the House of Commons;
on the death of a person whom it is desired to honour.
Food for thought.
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