Sunday, June 23, 2013 is recognized as National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.
According to the Government of Canada website, The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism was proclaimed in 2005 and first observed on June 23, 2005, in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world. The day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Air India Flight 182 tragedy, which occurred on June 23, 1985. On that day, a bomb exploded on the flight while en route from Toronto to London, England, killing all 329 people aboard, 280 of them Canadians. A similar bomb intended for another Air India flight also killed two baggage handlers at Tokyo’s Narita airport.
Flags at all our schools and the Education Centre will be flown at half-mast from the afternoon of Friday, June 21 to the morning of Monday, June 24, 2013 to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. Provincially, flags at all Ontario government buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]