This country I live in, the country I was born in, is 143 today, a relatively young nation compared to other nations. We have much to be thankful for and a few things, not so much, and really, every country has some ugly history.
I was in grade school when then Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson, presented the notion of having our own flag to Parliament. As part of the Commonwealth, Canada had a Union Jack in the left top corner with a coat of arms to reflect our ties to the United Kingdom. I recently saw a documentary about the process and selection of the new flag. They got it right. Love the red. Love the maple leaf. Straight forward and unmistakable. All other designs seemed to pale in comparison.
Google changed their logo colours today in honour of our fete du Canada. As a Canadian, there is nothing, nothing like seeing the flag in a far away country when lost and unable to speak the language very well. Perhaps you have felt the same emotions upon seeing your nation’s flag in a foreign country. Happy Canada Day. Enjoy the fireworks.