Canadian Flag Day
According to many historians, the maple leaf began to serve as a Canadian symbol as early as 1700. Following are some examples of how the maple leaf grew in public consciousness as a symbol of our country until it finally became official on February 15, 1965, as an integral component of the national flag of Canada.
In 1834, Ludger Duvernay is reported to have proposed the maple leaf as an emblem of Canada when the Societe Saint-Jean-Babtiste was founded on June 24 of that year.
In 1836, Le Canadien, a newspaper published in Lower Canada, referred to it as a suitable emblem for Canada.
In August 1860, at a public meeting held in Toronto, the maple ,ear was adopted as the national emblem of Canada for use in the decorations for the Prince of Wales’ visit.
In 1914, many Canadian soldiers wore the maple leaf on their military badges, and it was the dominate symbol used by many Canadian regiments serving in the Great World War.
Our flag now hangs proudly in their classroom in Apeldoorn, Holland.
War veteran, Ben lectures at the Primary school “De Diamant” about WWII and the role of the Canadians, by the Liberation of the Netherlands and Europe, the price that was paid for the freedom we enjoy today! In this photo Ben poses with the children who are holding up a Canadian Flag made by The Original Flag Store, a very proud feeling.
Wavin’ flag Song
The popular Wavin’ Flag Song has been adopted by many. See link below to view it used as the Official South Africa World Cup 2010 anthem song.
Alabama vs. Notre Dame: Crimson Tide roll to 42-14 win, BCS title
In honour of Alabama’s win last night I thought it was fitting to show a picture of their flag and show a little Tide Pride! If you watched pre-game you would have seen an incredible U.S.A. Flag that enveloped the field. It was both beautiful and inspiring… what can I say we love GIANT FLAGS at The Original Flag Store!