Lowered flags honour Canadians who served in Afghanistan

The Canadian flag at Queen's Park was lowered to half-mast March 12, 2014 in honour of Canadian...

The Canadian flag at Queen's Park was lowered to half-mast March 12, 2014 in honour of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:46 PM ET

TORONTO -- The Canadian flags flying at half-mast are for them.

All 158 who died.

The thousands who were wounded.

And all 40,000 who served.

The day started with the Maple Leaf being lowered in Kabul, marking the end of Canada's mission in Afghanistan. And while flags were lowered to half-mast in New Brunswick, Albert and Saskatchewan, Ontario had not followed suit as of Wednesday morning.

But by early afternoon the Canadian flags at both Toronto City Hall and Queen's Park were at half-mast.

Turns out, those of all political ideologies agreed on this one, after all.

That's a legacy Canada's brave troops can be proud of.


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