Flying the Flag Proudly!

Visit our neighbours to the south, most homes have a flag flying proudly.

Not here in Canada, we really don’t wave our flag. I went for a cruise around the hood looking for flags. Pleased to say I found some!

As you can see, Outdoor Girl Friend needs her flag replaced. I will get on that!

We need to replace this one too!Brand spankin’ new this morning!

Love this . . Canada Rocks! And it is heart shaped.

In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson formed a committee to resolve the ongoing issue of the lack of an official Canadian flag, sparking a serious debate about a flag change to replace the Union Flag. Out of three choices, the maple leaf design by George Stanley,[2] based on the flag of the Royal Military College of Canada, was selected. The flag made its first official appearance on February 15, 1965; the date is now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.

Found a wee bit out on the National Anthem as well today. Do you remember all the words? I confess I do lip sync a bit.

O Canada!

Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Wikipedia says “O Canada” is the national anthem of Canada. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony; Calixa Lavallée composed the music, after which, words were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier.

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1 Response to Flying the Flag Proudly!

  1. Larry & Claire Schwartzenberger says:

    Unfortunately, Sir Routhier’s beautiful words were changed last year by the Liberal Government.

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