Canada Flag – Nylon Embroidered Flag 3 x 5 ft.
Adopted 1965. This flag was only recently adopted in 1965 after public opinion deemed that the old Canadian flag held them to an allegiance that they no longer felt (the official flag of Canada was the Royal Union Flag, commonly called the Union Jack; the British Red Ensign was also commonly flown, particularly on Canadian buildings overseas). The Maple Leaf has long been a unique symbol of Canada. The two vertical red stripes represent the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans with the white space standing for the vast frozen wastelands of the north. Initially the red stripes were to be blue, however they were changed to red in honor of the blood of those Canadians who lost their lives in World War I.