Sunday, February 15, 2004

FLAG DAY

"This day ... The fifteenth day of February 1965 will always be remembered as a milestone in Canada's national progress."

Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson,
February 15, 1965

Thirty-Nine years ago today the Maple Leaf was first raised over parliament. February 15 is officially recognized as National Flag of Canada Day. Aside from being a day to remember Canada's national progress it is an excellent excuse to take a day off.

The Herritage Canada website offers some flag history,Flag protocol and two quizes on said history and protocol.

Posted by Matthew @ 12:11 PM