Flags of Remembrance Along Windsor's Waterfront


The flags are flying along the Windsor waterfront.

A Flags of Remembrance ceremony took place at Assumption Park on Saturday to honour the thousands of Canadians who died or are missing in action from war to present day.

128 Canadian flags and honour plaques were unveiled as part of the Our Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance Committee.

A plaque honours Robert Arnold's father who fought in World War 2, 30 days after D-Day and he went on to fight in Germany.

His father passed away 21 years ago and he says he doesn't know a lot about what his father went through on the ground.

"Most of his life, he never really talked about it. It is not a good memory for him really. At 17 years old, I couldn't even imagine fighting my way up a beach and heading to Germany to kill people, come home when I'm 21 and now I'm an adult already, right?," says Arnold.

He says it's an honour to remember his father this way.

"Just to remember him, it's just a good memory for me of thinking about him and a good way to give to the vets around here that still doing it, some lost their lives, lots of them and he's lucky enough that he made it through the four years," he says.

There's also a plaque that honours Joanne Nadalin's father who fought in World War 2 when he was 16 years old.

"It really is a tribute to him and the man that he was and he was quite a human being, so we are very proud of him and that's what we are doing here today, is just showing our pride for him," says Nadalin.

Flags of Remembrance memorials fly 128 Canadian flags for 128,000 service members killed or missing in action every year at the end of September and through Remembrance Day in cities across the country.