“The flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion,” declared the Speaker of the Senate at the Inauguration of the new flag in 1965.
On February 15, 1965, our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Canada was just two years away from centennial celebrations when the maple leaf flag was made official by Royal Proclamation. In 1996, February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day and has been observed every year since.
February 15, 2015, is the 50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada. Canadians are invited to join together and celebrate our flag!
So naturally On the 50th Birthday of our great flag…we had to take a few pictures ( before the crazy winter blizzard we are having today)
I have said before, I think living in other countries for a period of time really makes you appreciate your own. With that comes the attitude of being proud of your country and wearing her colors and displaying the flag proudly!
And just for fun…
some Maple Leaf treats!