The familiar flag of our neighbors to the north: Canada. Since we have come home to Michigan after leaving in 1972, Canada once again is close to us.
The flag is a red field with a white square in the middle. Exactly in the middle of the white square is an 11 point red maple leaf. It was designed by George Stanley and Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed it the official flag of Canada in 1965.
The flag is not without controversy. Canada had no official flag for it’s entire existence until the Queen made it the law of the land. There were two flags that were ‘unofficially’ used.
We have always had a warm spot in our hearts for our good neighbors to the north. It seems to us that we got the better deal out of the whole neighbor thing.