Sunday, February 15, 2015

An Important Flag Day for Canada

Dear Diary:

Today marks the 50th anniversary for the Canadian Flag and the history behind it is interesting.

In 1964, the Prime Minister, Lester Pearson, proposed adopting a new flag for Canada, since the centennial of the country was coming up in 1967.  The unofficial flag, since the 1880's, was the Red Ensign, a solid red flag, with the Union Jack in the left hand corner and Canada's coat of arms on the right portion.  Pearson's idea was not met with approval.  The debate, coming from veterans and politicians, also involved the English / French factor.  It was a bitter argument.  Pearson forged on, asking for suggestions to be sent to his flag selection committee.  He, himself, submitted and preferred a sprig of 3 red maple leaves, bordered by blue bars but it was not chosen.

On February 15th, 1965, the new, distinctive Canadian flag, known as the Maple Leaf, flew over Parliament Hill.  It received a chilly reception.  It seemed to be the only place the new flag was being exhibited.  Now 50 years later, all controversy behind us, we feel a national pride when the flag is raised.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair with hat: Mina Hair Carlijin
Jacket: Meli Imako Ladies Padded Coat (tinted grey) (SL Marketplace)
Leggings: coldLogic leggings (navy)
Gloves: Izzie's basic fluffy gloves

Skates: Abranimations Super Ice Skates
Flag: Hand held Canadian Flag (no longer available)

Pose: A Netherworld Skater's static pose (no longer available)

Location: Frisland