Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Let's see Canadian flags on Flag Day
Publication:
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Feb 2007, p. 6


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Let's see Canadian flags on Flag Day

Dear editor, In recognition of National Flag Day of Canada on February 15 I am writing to you about flag etiquette. Like most countries we have etiquette on how to properly display our flag and how to do so under special circumstances. I see many Canadian flags flying throughout Halton Hills and seeing them flying in the wind matters more to me that their exact dimensions and angles as required. It is nice to see so many red and white flags proudly displayed in town. I am a very proud Canadian but something about flag flying bothers me. Driving through Halton Hills I have noticed many homes flying their personal country flag and Canada's red and white flag is nowhere in sight. We all came from somewhere but it seems to me that if flying a home-country flag is important then flying the flag of the country you now call home should take precedence. I don't dispute the presentation of pride from people who come here from other countries, but I would like to see their appreciation for our great country by flying our flag alongside theirs. So, since National Flag Day of Canada is approaching it would be nice to see some Canada flags joined with the other flags of the world in Halton Hills. And, true to our Canadian reputation, adding our flag to your flagpole in February will mean doing it in the bitter cold. Melissa Harvey-Daniell, Georgetown


Creator:
Melissa Harvey-Daniell
Media Type:
Newspaper
Item Types:
Articles
Clippings
Date of Publication:
14 Feb 2007
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Personal Name(s):
Melissa Harvey-Daniell
Corporate Name(s):
National Flag Day
Local identifier:
Halton.News.219703
Language of Item:
English
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Let's see Canadian flags on Flag Day