TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - On Thursday, November 2, the third annual ceremony honouring Canadian Armed Forces members who made the ultimate sacrifice will take place at Manulife's global headquarters in Toronto.
As a gesture of gratitude and remembrance, approximately 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: 3nd annual Remembering the Fallen commemorative ceremony
When: Thursday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. (media are encouraged to arrive at 10:15 a.m.)
Where: 200 Bloor St. E., Toronto, Ontario - front lawn of Manulife's global headquarters
- The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
- Brigadier-General Mark Campbell, Deputy Commander, 4th Canadian Division
- Roy Gori, President and CEO, Manulife
- 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 sundown November 11th.
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. As of June 30, 2017, we had over $1 trillion (US$780 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 billion in 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.
SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation
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