The Canadian National Flag

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The Canadian National Flag The Canadian Flag, sometimes referred to as the "Maple Leaf", is a true symbol of Canada and shows how we love our land by having a maple leaf on the flag. The colours of the flag are the official national colours of Canada, red and white. King George V appointed them in 1921. The Maple Leaf wasn't the only flag Canada had. Prior to the Maple Leaf there was the St. George's …

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…single leaf design, which was approved by revolution of the House of Commons on December 15, 1964, followed by the Senate on December 17, 1964, and proclaimed by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, to take effect on February 15, 1965. The Maple Leaf Flag was raised for the first time at noon, on February 15, 1965 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The ceremonies were played many times across the Country. Canadians gathered all around to watch this moment of history.