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Flag at Half -Mast
The flag on the Peace Tower will remain at half-mast until sunset on Saturday, March 12, 2005 – the day of the last funeral of the RCMP officers who died while on duty on March 3, 2005.
I find this touching and entirely appropriate. But — not to make light of an extremely sad and infuriating set of events — the Peace Tower doesn’t have a mast. Ships have masts.

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