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National Day of Remembrance

  Posted on: June 22, 2017

In memory of the victims of terrorism attacks throughout the world, the Canadian and British Columbian flags on the TRU campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake will be flown at half-mast starting June 23, 2017, the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.

The wreath placed at the flagpole in Campus Court for National Day of Remembrance on June 23, 2017.

In the past, messages have been sent to the TRU community in the immediate aftermath of any international terrorist attack offering support to our community, and notification of the period for the half-masting of campus flags.

In the future, TRU will act in accordance with BC Office of Protocol Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 16), which state that only the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa should be flown at half-mast in memory of the victims of such attacks.

The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism marks the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland and honours the victims of the bombing as well as other acts of terrorist violence.

Along with the half-masting of campus flags on Friday, June 23, a wreath will be placed at the base of the flag pole located in the Campus Court at 9 a.m. You are welcome to attend the wreath-laying and to join in a moment of silence to remember the thousands of terrorism victims worldwide including Canadians who have lost their lives, or have experienced the loss of loved ones.

Sincerely,

Alan Shaver
President and Vice-Chancellor

     

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