National Flag of Canada Day: Our Iconic Maple Leaf Turns 56 Today
February 15, 2021 Jim Byers
Today marks the 56th anniversary of the introduction of the now iconic red and white Canadian Maple Leaf flag. It’s a symbol known around the world and one we should all be proud of.
“The past year has been difficult for many of us, but it has also shown us the courage, empathy, and generosity of Canadians – and together, we have remained strong and determined,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today. “All Canadians have made sacrifices, shown compassion, and helped their communities. Their actions to protect other people’s health and safety are a testament to the values that make us Canadians, and the values embodied in our flag.
“As the Government of Canada continues to work with all orders of government, let us celebrate the flag that unites us and the values and ideals it represents. Together, we can build back better and make our country stronger, more inclusive, and more resilient.”
About the Author
Jim Byers was travel editor for five years at the Toronto Star, which has the largest travel section in North America. “Canada’s Travel Guy” is a sought-after expert in the industry and has recently published his first e-book “Ontario Escapes, 19: Places to Visit Right Now.” Jim also serves as Senior Editorial Director for TravelPulse Canada.