Falkland waves the flag

Today marks 48th anniversary of Canada's maple leaf flag

  • Feb. 15, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Falkland is raising the flag.

Today is the 48th anniversary of Canada’s maple leaf flag being raised for the first time on Feb. 15, 1965.

To celebrate, Falkland businesses will be handing out Canadian flag pins while supplies last.

“It is up to us to display the flag and show our pride and caring for our country,” said Fran Nikon, with I Care, a Falkland movement that promotes patriotism.

Prior to the maple leaf design, Canada used a flag with the British ensign.

“After years of discussion, heated debates and examining thousands of potential Canadian flag designs,  the red and white Maple Leaf  design was chosen,” said Nikon.

 

 

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