The pole is there, but where is the flag?
With the support of local service groups the township erected a flag pole next to the tourism gazebo by the exit to 401 east. But there is no flag.
When asked, Development Officer Rebecca Goddard-Sarria assured those present at the September 15 meeting of council that she has one waiting.
She is waiting to host a commemorative event in the next week or two. "I didn't want to raise the flag without working out the maintenance," commented the officer. She also suggested that the delay was furthered by the arrival of repatriated soldiers. She wanted to make sure the flag was raised and lowered appropriately.
On September 16, Patti May, President of the Colborne Legion, said she had not been contacted by Ms. Goddard-Sarria regarding protocol. The Legion takes its flag down for the standard 10 days to commemorate the lost soldiers.