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Flag Day in Canada

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Ottawa/Earl_McRae/2005/02/15/931126.html

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!

Angeline


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