What Do You Do With Worn-Out Flags?

Canadian flag flying in the wind

What Do You Do With Worn-Out Flags?

Oliver’s believes in the importance of the Canadian flag as a symbol representing the free, democratic nation in which we live. But what happens to an individual flag when the trials of time have worn it down? If the flag hanging outside your business, organization or school must be replaced, we feel the old flag deserves to be treated respectfully.

We invite you to bring your retired flags to Oliver’s Funeral Home. Each year we honour their service as symbols of justice and freedom in Canada. The flags are laid to rest during a ceremony at Grande Prairie Cemetery

There is no cost for this service. We simply want to apply proper protocol and appreciation for our nation’s flag on behalf of our community.

Honouring our veterans is another important part of this. We at Oliver’s want to pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought to defend our flag and everything it represents.

Flags can be dropped off at Oliver’s Funeral Home at any point during the year for the annual commemoration in February.

We invite you to join us for the service on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

10:30 am: Depart Oliver’s Funeral Home (10005 107 Ave.) as a group to Grande Prairie Cemetery (84th Ave. & 112th St.).

10:45 am: Meet at Grande Prairie Cemetery

11:00 am: Flag Retirement Ceremony

After the ceremony, please join us back at Oliver’s for a luncheon and short program.

If you would like to attend the luncheon, please RSVP by Friday, February 10th by calling 780-532-2929 or visiting https://www.oliversfuneralhome.com/retired-flag-program/

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