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

November 2, 2018


TORONTO - On Tuesday, November 6, the 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.

This year’s Remembrance Day, on November 11, also marks 100 years since the end of World War I and reminds us of the sacrifices made by Canadians who fought and died to defend and promote values of freedom, democracy and human rights.


What:     Annual Remembering the Fallen commemorative ceremony
Tuesday, November 6 at 10:30 a.m. (media are encouraged to arrive at 10:15 a.m.)
  200 Bloor St. E., Toronto, Ontario - front lawn of Manulife's global headquarters

  • Brigadier-General Jocelyn Paul, Commander, 4th Canadian Division
  • Padre Nigel Tully, Lieutenant Navy, 4th Canadian Division
  • A choir of elementary school children from Rose Avenue Public School will sing 'O Canada'

The flag garden will remain on display until sundown on November 11th.


About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. 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 2017, we had about 35,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of June 30, 2018, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$849 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.6 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.


Media Contact                           

Giovana Chichito