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On June 8 the Flag is carried by a flag twirler during the opening's procession of the exhibition Sonsbeek 2008: Grandeur, Arnhem, accompanied by a drummer. Both men walk in front of the work The White Shroud that it is carried by the Guild of Red Cross Volunteers and the Members of Martial Arts Clubs.
On June 13 a copy of the Flag of Compassion is presented –special edition nr. 1/50– to HM Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands.
During the Sonsbeek exhibition, June 13 - September 21, a monumental copy of the Flag of Compassion flies on an 18 meter high pole in Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem.
Several times during the exhibition, a flag twirler is performing a 'flag prayer' in the Park.
The sale of the Flag of Compassion starts at the shop of the Sonsbeek 2008 exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The Red Cross is invited to decide the destination of the profits of the sales during the exhibition.