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Flag Day in Canada

Father of our flag recalls difficult birth
Colonel remembers controversy, haggling over the Maple Leaf

He is 88 now and not at all well. He lives alone in a small room in Kingston, confined to his wheelchair and under the care of a nurse who visits, but today Col. John Matheson will be taken down the street to city hall and honoured by the prime minister for what he'll forever be: The Father of the Canadian Flag.

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And a beautiful flag, it is!!! Oh Canada, may it wave free forever right beside your neighbor the USA....

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(NT) (NT) Thank You
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Gotta Luv Canada!
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And she proudly waves !

Col. Matheson was charged with a historical, momentous decision, yet remains humble. Betcha he gets that book finished, as well.

The Maple Leaf flag is distinctive, and appropriate.

Fly it proudly!


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