Six flags were raised at City Hall Park Plaza this morning, including the federal, provincial, municipal, Treaty 6, Treaty 7 and Métis nation flags.
“The raising of flags is about acknowledging our past, present and future. It is a reminder that government has a responsibility to serve and represent all people equally,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “The raising of flags also represents our democratic freedoms. We are grateful for the sacrifices of veterans, and all in active service, who secured and continue to protect our freedoms.”
This is the first time the Treaty 6, Treaty 7 and Métis nation flags, in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation protocols, have been raised in City Hall Park after a recent revitalization and installation of new flagpoles on the site. Representatives from each order of government as well as local veterans and elders were in attendance.
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Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer