Operation Raise A Flag at Sunnybrook


Pictured: Mary Jarvis, World War II, Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Photo © Courtesy of Sunnybrook

On November 11th, in the early hours of the morning, dressed in their military best, our Veterans will awake to a sea of Canadian flags. A team of volunteers will have planted over 30,000 flags, blanketing the grounds. It’s truly magical and is important to our Veterans. Each of those flags sends a message: We thank you, we honour you, and we recognize your bravery and sacrifice, and the sacrifice of others who never returned home.

We can never do enough to show our gratitude for all they have done for us—which is why we invite you, our caring community, to send a message of thanks to our Veterans.

At Sunnybrook’s Veterans Centre, Remembrance Day is a meaningful and deeply important day for the Second World War, Korean War and Cold War Veterans who live here—the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our country.

When our Veterans view the field of flags, they will know that Canadians truly support them. Visit raiseaflag.ca to share your thanks.

Jean Vanwart, Canadian Women's Army Corps © Photo Courtesy of Sunnybrook
Mel Storrier, World War II, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Photo © Courtesy of Sunnybrook

They answered the call of duty, offering their lives to secure our freedom. Now is the time to thank our Veterans for keeping Canada strong and free. Please send a message of appreciation to our Veterans today. I can’t tell you how many smiles your kind words will bring to the wonderful men and women in Sunnybrook’s care.

Perhaps someone you love is cared for here at Sunnybrook. Perhaps you’d like to send a message of thanks in honour of your own beloved Veteran. It’s a very rewarding way to pay tribute to Canada’s Veterans, by saying thank you this Remembrance Day.

Their bravery changed our world—now it’s our turn to make a difference in theirs.

Please give our Canadian Veterans the hero’s salute they deserve at raiseaflag.ca

About Sunnybrook Veterans Centre:

At Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, our staff ensure that every Veteran we care for spends their time in comfort with the best medical equipment and most compassionate care possible. We plan our care with the Veteran and family to achieve what they consider to be their best life experience.

Community support allows Sunnybrook to offer various programs that keep our Veterans engaged, active and connected. These programs range from the Raise a Flag Ceremony, musical events, dinners with family and friends, pet therapy, virtual visits, to granting heartfelt wishes that enable our Veterans to realize their hopes and dreams.

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On Remembrance Day, show them how much you care. They stood on guard for thee. Now you can give these brave men and women something in return. On November 11th, you can raise a flag in support of our veterans and make their day.


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