Monday, February 15, 2010
Canadian Flag Day, 2010
Today, February 15, 2010, the distinctive Canadian flag is 45 years old. As it was first raised on the Peace Tower of the Parliament buildings, the Royal anthem, God Save the Queen and the national anthem O, Canada were played. While at first it looked new, and lacking in heritage and historical significance, almost half a century it has grown on us. In terms of design, it is much bolder, more graphic, and clearly visible in a way that the Red ensign with a miniature Union Jack and a detailed coat of arms was not. The old Red Ensign and the Union Flag, or Union Jack, are still considered official flags and it is correct to fly them. In the last few years, Canadians have become much more patriotic, and this is a wonderful thing to see. Canada is the land of abundance, peace and opportunity. We have one of the highest standards of living in the world. As the world looks upon us during these exciting Winter Olympics, show your love of country and display a crisp new flag. Happy Flag Day 2010!