This week’s photo shows the flag outside Fire Station 78 at half mast in honour of firefighter Thierry Godfrind who was laid to rest earlier the same day in a civic funeral.

The sun is beginning to set on a sad day while the flowers out front and the lowered flag catch the last lights.

The tradition of flying the flag at half-mast began in Canada in 1612 and continues to this day, around the world, as a symbol of mourning and honouring the dead.