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City Flags to be Lowered June 23 and 25

​Flags at City Hall will be lowered to half-staff on Friday, June 23 to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.

The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism was proclaimed in 2005 and first observed on June 23, 2005, in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world. The day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Air India Flight 182 tragedy, which occurred on June 23, 1985.

Flags will also be lowered on Sunday, June 25 to honour the recent passing of Leroy Fjordbotten, a former provincial Cabinet minister and MLA for the Macleod riding.

Mr. Fjordbotten served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1979 to 1993. During that time, he served in three Cabinet posts as Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Forestry.

Media Contact:
Gerald Gauthier, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge