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Canada Chapter 15 Canada: National Symbols
Maple Tree -- the official emblem of Canada The National Flag Coat of Arms National Anthem -- O Canada (Lyrics)Lyrics Symbols
On February 15, 1965 Canada adopted the red and white flag with one maple leaf as it's official flag. Width to Length 1:2 red and white
in the middle --11-point red maple leaf against the white background, which stands for the white snow that covers the vast territory of Canada for over 100 days all the year Two equal vertical red squares on both sides—that stand for The Pacific and the Atlantic respectively. Atlantic—to the east Pacific—to the west Red maple leaf—symbol of Canada and Canadians A country of maple trees
The House of Commons formed a committee to consider a design for the flag in the mid-60s. The committee with the thousands of different designs submitted for the Canadian Flag.
The Canadian flag flies over Parliament hill. everyday unless the Queen is in the Country in which case the Queen's flag is flown or when the Governor General is on Parliament Hill and another specific flag is flown.
Coat of Arms A shield in the middle Underneath--A bunch of three maple leaves
Coat of Arms The four patterns above the maple leaves are three gold lions, a red lion who stands up, a harp and three lilies that stand for the relationship between Canada and England. Scotland. Wales and France respectively. A lion holds a maple leaf highly above the shield which is a symbol of Canada and a mourning to the Canadian victims in World War I as well. back
The golden crown—symbolize that British Queen is the head of Canada. A lion on the left holds a Union Jack The animal with one holds the former Flag of France-- Lily Flag. The Scroll underneath—motto “from sea to sea” in Latin words that indicates its geographical location Pacific to the west Atlantic to the east
The arms appear in the courts of law, on the currency, on some governmental stationary, and on all buildings of the federal government. The federal government makes regular and prominent use of the arms on proclamations, passports and on some rank badges of the armed forces. The flag is often displayed in the same places as the arms, but it is also flown on private, commercial, and public property alike.
National Anthem O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. back