Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag!
Some do's and don't's to remember about our great country's symbol of sovereignty:
- Fly the National Flag of Canada alone on its own flagpole or mast;
- Fly the National Flag at night without being lit;
- Face the flag, remove hats and remain silent when the National Flag is raised or lowered, or when it is carried past in a parade or review;
- Half-mast the National Flag of Canada on occasions when a public demonstration of sorrow is called for, and;
- Replace a faded or torn flag with a new one and destroy it in a dignified way.
- Modify the dimensions/proportions of the National Flag of Canada, should always have an exact ratio of 2 to 1 (twice as long as it is wide);
- Write or mark the National Flag of Canada in any way, nor cover it with other objects;
- Pin or sew on the National Flag of Canada, and;
- Dip or lower to the ground the National Flag of Canada as a means of paying a salute or compliment to any person or thing.
Happy 50th Anniversary to our National Flag!