Although the maple leaf did not have official status as an emblem of Canada until the proclamation of the national flag in 1965, it had historically been used as a Canadian symbol and was used in 1860 in decorations for the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada.
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At the end of the salute, the flags are gathered in. Pearson that Canada would acquire its own national flag prior to the centennial of confederation in 1967. I can't find what I'm looking for.
The exterior poles should be fitted with a hoisting device, such as a halyard and pulley arrangement, to allow for the flags to be easily changed and half-masted as required. The colours, red and white, can be traced back through France and England.
In his speech at the national flag inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Lester Pearson said:. China, country of East Asia.
Patrick was incorporated with England's Cross of St. When carried, the National Flag of Canada is never dipped or lowered to the ground. Other issue not in this list.
The Reg Ensign was also used on land and sea later in the 19th century. Article Media. Initially the flag was called a jack only when it was flown at the bowsprit of British naval vessels. Written By: You can request to receive by mail educational items related to the National Flag and to historical flags of Canada.
On land, that defaced ensign was used, without authorization, as an unofficial national flag combining Canadian patriotism and loyalty to Britain. Login error when trying to access an account e. George and Scotland's Cross of St.