#OTD – National Flag of Canada Day

Credit: Canadian War Museum, “Flag, Red Ensign”, Object Number 20040039-001.

Today is National Flag of Canada Day, marking 15 February 1965, when the “Maple Leaf” was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. The new flag replaced the Red Ensign, under which the country had fought both the First and Second World Wars. Today’s image is a Red Ensign carried through the First World War by Private James Davidson.

Credit: Canadian War Museum, “Flag, Red Ensign”, Object Number 20040039-001.