Photo Opportunity: 11,800 Canadian Flags to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

A Veterans' Week Commemorative Ceremony

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TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - On Thursday, November 3, a ceremony commemorating Canadian Armed Forces members who made the ultimate sacrifice will take place at Manulife's global headquarters in Toronto.

As a gesture of thanks and remembrance, 11,800 Canadian flags will be planted on the front lawn of our global headquarters to honour more than 118,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have fallen in service from the days of the South African War to the Afghanistan mission, as well as peacekeeping missions.

What:     2nd annual Remembering the Fallen commemorative ceremony
Thursday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m.
  200 Bloor St. E., Toronto, Ontario - front lawn of Manulife's global headquarters

  • Brigadier-General K.R. Cotten, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Padre: Philip Ralph, Captain (Retired), National Program Director, Wounded Warriors Canada
  • Warren Thomson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Manulife and Chairman of Manulife Asset Management
  • A choir of elementary school children from Rose Avenue Public School will sing 'O Canada'

The flag garden will remain on display until Friday, November 11.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions.  We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere.  We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.  At the end of 2015, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 63,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving 20 million customers.  At the end of June 2016, we had $934 billion (US$718 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made more than $25.4 billion in benefits, interest and other payments to our customers.  Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years.  With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.  Follow Manulife on Twitter @ManulifeNews or visit or

SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation

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