George Derby Care Society's "Plant a Flag Day" - honouring the service and sacrifice of our veterans with our local schoolchildren and teens

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Our thoughts today are with our veterans as we prepare for Remembrance Day next Friday. Our local George Derby Veteran’s hospital invited local school children and teens to Plant Canadian flags to honour the service of soldiers past and present. Very proud of our team family member, Ted Hawthorne, for his years of volunteering and advocating on behalf of our soldiers.

Here is the article shared by the British Columbia Regiment Association:

It was a perfect morning to start Veterans’ Week, when George Derby Care Facility (“George Derby”) partnered with neighbouring schools, Cariboo Hill Secondary and Armstrong Elementary, to “plant” over 5,000 Canadian Flags on the front lawn and grounds of the facility in order to honour the service and sacrifice of our veterans and to remember our Fallen.
Directors of George Derby, John Buis, RCMP Staff Sergeant Major, and Ted Hawthorne, Honorary Colonel of The BC Regiment (DCO), were on hand to celebrate the occasion and to meet so many supporters of the facility at this very memorable event. As many will, George Derby has proudly served veterans since 1988 and its reputation continues as a “Centre of Excellence.”
For further information on the “Plant a Flag Day”, visit the George Derby Website at:
Congratulations George Derby for a job well done and for your many years of support of our veterans!

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