Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day 2013 from Brockville

Brockville, the birthplace of the Canadian Flag witnessed a special flag raising at 3 pm. The event unfurled as forecast in a previous Blog entry . John Ross Matheson was in attendance along with some of his family. I lost count but I am guessing that at least 700 Brockvillians were also in attendance to enjoy the awesome spectacle and celebration. The weather was perfect with a high overcast and a gentle cold conveyor belt, northeasterly breeze. Every outside event needs a meteorologist...

Bob Harper read the plaque to John Ross who remarked that every word was indeed true. I think the words are legible if you open the larger image.

It was an inspiring moment. I took enough pictures to fill an album but the smile on John's face as he spoke with a little girl sums it up for me. 

The Canadian Maple Leaf Flag is an unifying symbol among young and old from all corners of Canada and indeed the world. It is an honour to think that the concept was born in Brockville and that the 50 Years of Our Flag Committee with the generous support of SmartCentres is helping to keep the good news soaring. The new Canadian Flag is spectacular!

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