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Messages of support

  • The Carothers Family

    All of Canada's veterans will be forever honoured by our family for everything they have done for our country. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!!

  • Anon

    "When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men." Longfellow With deepest thanks and remembrance for my grandfather, a WWII veteran and all those alongside him fighting for our freedoms.

  • Anonymous donor

    In memory of my father, Cpl BF Inglis

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you ever so much. You will be thanked and remembered always.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your sacrifice and dedication to our country

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thank you all! Hello Ed Staples(My Uncle).Served in the Canadian army WW11.Still going strong."

  • Anonymous donor

    In honour of our Vets

  • Anonymous donor

    My mother, Catherine Fick was an active member in Royal Canadian Erin Branch 442. She was always to grateful for our Vets and the price they paid, and she instilled that in us even as very young children. Thank you so much from all of our family xox

  • Anonymous donor

    In honour of Carl Dubin's service.

  • Anonymous donor

    Our deepest thanks for your service. Sylvia & David

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for the safe life you have given us all !

  • Anonymous donor

    From paramedics everywhere: Thank you for your service. #ivegotyourback911

  • Anonymous donor

    Roy V. Held

  • Anonymous donor

    God bless and protect our Protectors and keep them safe. Thank you for all you've sacrificed. Lest We Forget.

  • Anonymous donor

    Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have served and continue to have a lifelong commitment to our great country. You make us proud. The Members of Peel Police Communications.

  • Anonymous donor

    In honor of Robert Clifford Smith. A courageous foot solider WW1 and a wonderful grandfather.

  • Anonymous donor

    B Z Thank you for your service

  • Anonymous donor

    Thanks to all of you and I'm so proud to be Canadian!

  • Anonymous donor

    We are forever grateful for the sacrifice the Canadian veterans made to give us this awesome country we now call home.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for all you have done for this great nation!

  • Anonymous donor

    We are, only because you were there for us, standing between us and harm always. Thank you!

  • Anonymous donor

    Remembering the greatest generation who went to war that I might live in peace in this great country! Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous donor

    I'm a vet myself RCD(ret.), l'm proud to give money to all our veteran's.

  • Anonymous donor

    Words cannot express my gratitude for giving me the freedoms I enjoy everyday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you. Daughter of 48th Highlanders

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you so much for your service. Canada loves you!

  • Anonymous donor

    "for my father John W. Chadwick, Uncle Donald C Chadwick Died nov 15 1944 in Hoiiand who was trying to save live's May The R. I . P"

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you to all the Veterans and especially to my Dad Morris.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for you service to Canada

  • Anonymous donor

    Words are not enough to thank you.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you. You will never be forgotten love the Gilbert and Fudge Families

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your service to our country from the Sunnybrook Volunteer Association

  • Anonymous donor

    "A huge thank you for your service. It is because of your service that we have our freedom today. "

  • Anonymous donor

    I do remember you every day...thank you

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you to all our veterans no matter how old. You have made many sacrifices for our Canada and many others. God Bless and THANK YOU!

  • Anonymous donor

    U are in our hearts @ prayers

  • Anonymous donor

    I worked in a Veterans Hospital many years ago. There I learned the true meaning of the words, "A Band of Brothers". Thanks to you I have lived , worked and raised my family in a free country,,Canada!

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thanks You" for you sacrifice and dedication to make our coutry safe.

  • Anonymous donor

    I am honoured to be able to contribute in this small way. Thank you for all you've done for this country.

  • Anonymous donor

    Love you & miss you so much, Dad

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you so much for selflessly defending our country. Your courage and strength will never be forgotten.

  • Anonymous donor

    "We will never forget! Aon Employee Relations Team"

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you with all our hearts!

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you one and all. You are appreciated and loved.

  • Anonymous donor

    As a son of a Veteran, I salute you and thank you for what you have continued to bring to this world.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your courage, your belief in our country and your willingness to defend.

  • Anonymous donor

    God Bless!

  • Anonymous donor

    In memory of James and Joyce Wilson - Alex, Deborah & Mackenzie

  • Anonymous donor

    Willing to give your life so we could live in democracy will always hold a very special place in my heart.

  • Anonymous donor

    I miss you Dad. Thank you Dad.

  • Anonymous donor

    Words fail to adequately thank you for our freedom.

  • Anonymous donor

    "Without you, I would not be here. My thanks, my admiration and my love goes to you all. Thank you"

  • Anonymous donor

    You sacrificed so very much. I thank & respect you!

  • Anonymous donor

    You are and will always be my heroes. Thank you so very much.

  • Anonymous donor

    Proud to be a son of a VETERAN

  • Anonymous donor

    Thanks to your courage, commitment & sacrifices, you have enabled every Canadian to live in a free, democratic nation without oppression, which is second to none in the entire world.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice, God bless you...

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your service. In memory of my dad, Clarence Donaldson Lugsdin.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thanks to the memories of Morley Shuman & Paul Kenter, Army & Harry Rosenberg, RCAF.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you all for helping make Canada a great place to grow up in.

  • Anonymous donor

    In memory of George Henry Beetlestone 1925-2008.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank You... We Will Never Forget.

  • Anonymous donor

    We haven't forgotten. Thank you!!

  • Anonymous donor

    Lest we Forget

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you. We do not say it nearly often enough. You are my heros.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice!

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thank-you for putting your lives on the line for us. "

  • Anonymous donor

    So grateful!

  • Anonymous donor

    thank you...without you I would not be enjoying the life I do now.

  • Anonymous donor

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • Anonymous donor

    Proud of you all Thanks

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you to all the veterns and to the current military people for keeping Canada free!

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for the sacrifices you made to protect our freedom.

  • Anonymous donor

    Salt of the Earth

  • Anonymous donor

    Thanks veterans!

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you to the past, current and future veterans

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank You for stepping forward.

  • Anonymous donor

    Without freedom we have nothing. With sincere gratitude, thank you.

  • Anonymous donor

    We will remember and support you!

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thank you to all the brave men and women who helped keep us and many others free. We are forever in your debt. From the Punko's"

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank-You for your service !

  • Anonymous donor

    In memory - LR McNarry, EG McNarry, MK McNarry - veterans of WW2 - and to all veterans - thank you!

  • Anonymous donor

    Words can't express my gratitude for your sacrifice. God bless.

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your sacrifice and the freedom I have. Love to you all.

  • Anonymous donor

    For my Dad Pete G., my Hero

  • Anonymous donor

    Thanks Dad

  • Anonymous donor

    Your bravey has given us our freedom. Thank you

  • Anonymous donor

    Freedom comes at a cost. Thank you for paying that price

  • Anonymous donor

    Dr. John Convey With love and happy memories. TTFN

  • Anonymous donor

    In honour of my grandfathers who have now passed on who fought bravely in WW2. Thank you to all veterans who have fought bravely for our rights and freedoms!

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for the world's safety & freedom. You are often the overlooked & unsung heroes, but not to me!

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thank you. In memory of my father, Roy Held"

  • Anonymous donor

    In honour of all the men & women who serve

  • Anonymous donor

    You have all earned our deepest respect. Thank you!

  • Anonymous donor

    This gesture is so small compared the real action you took in fighting for this country. It is our turn to fight for you.

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thank you! In honour of my father, Gordon Chatles Crowther. WWII DFC award"

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you. It doesn't seem adequate enough for all that you did, all you endured, all that you sacrificed, yet is it said from the heart. My Dad was a WWII veteran and I cannot believed what he survived so that we would be free. Just as you did.

  • Anonymous donor

    In honour of my Dad who served in WWII

  • Anonymous donor

    thank you for all of your support for Canada and Canadians. Greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous donor

    You made Canada what it is today and we are forever grateful

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for all you do and for reminding us always of all that is good and just in this world

  • Anonymous donor

    "Thank you doesn't seem enough. In memory of Felix Caperchione. RIP Grandpa xo"

  • Anonymous donor

    Thanks for what you did for us!

  • Anonymous donor

    My flags are in memory of James H. Wilson who fought and his wife Joyce who stood by him.

  • Anonymous donor

    Dear Veterans: We are very thankful for your service. We hope that you are able to enjoy the best quality of life possible. We donate these flags in memory of my late Father, a WWII veteran and war amputee.

  • Anonymous donor

    Your service to this country will never be forgotten - thank you!

  • Anonymous donor

    I am a Veteran as well. Want to support all Veterans . God Bless

  • Anonymous donor

    Thank you for your courageous service. Canada will always be indebted to you. God bless you and keep you, all the days of your lives!

  • Anonymous donor

    We shall never forget you. We salute you. Thanks so much

  • Anonymous donor

    Remembering my husband, Cpl BF Inglis

  • Anonymous donor

    There are not enough words to thank you. My hope is that this will help.

  • Anonymous donor

    You ARE Canada's greatest generation! I salute you and your service to Canada! Lest We Forget.

How a flag helps

When you order a flag, your donation ensures that Canadian veterans have a place to receive the best care for their ongoing needs. Your gift of thanks honours their sacrifice and supports the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre.

Operation Raise a Flag is about sending messages of thanks to our veterans and supports Veterans Programs like our Veterans Comfort Fund. This fund helps ensure our resident heroes enjoy the best possible life experience by providing innovative equipment, continued learning opportunities, special outings and events, along with various social and arts activities to enhance their quality of life.

Will you be a hero today? With your compassionate donation, Sunnybrook can continue to give our heroes the best care. Order your flag today.

About Sunnybrook Veterans Centre

Sunnybrook officially opened in 1948 as a war veterans' hospital; a place to care for heroes. Today, as the largest veterans care facility in the country in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, we are honoured to provide the best cognitive, physical, mental health, and stroke care to 473 Canadian veterans of the Second World War and Korean War.

The Sunnybrook Veterans Centre offers levels of care to meet the varying needs of our residents when those needs can no longer be met in the community. We provide the best care in our residences:

  • Kilgour Wing and George Hees Wing - where residents live as independently as possible within our supportive environment.
  • Palliative Care — a 32-bed unit, located in the Kilgour wing, where our team of palliative care experts provide compassionate, highest-quality, end-of-life care.
  • Dorothy Macham Home - a unique, 10-bed, residential-style home, offering a specially-designed environment for veterans facing the challenges of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

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