Flags? For some it’s an important issue but for others it’s a piece of rag flapping in the wind.
Myself, I always love my Acadian flag.
As a matter of fact, this issue was one of my first letter to the editor in the 70s.
I wrote a letter to then Premier Richard Hatfield asking the Premier to fly the Acadian flag on top of the Legislature with the Union Jack.
The C.O.R. Party came in the early 90s and demanded that the Government of the day remove the Acadian Flag at the Legislature.
I was so upset that I disrupted the C.O.R. General meeting in Saint John. < It made National headlines >
These days, the Anglo Society want each City in New Brunswick to fly their unique flag during a week in September.
It got so bad that a confrontation happened in the Capital on August 15th which the President of the Anglo Society was charge with assault. < foolish charge >
During my protest, the Union Jack was flying on one hock only.< look like a pirate flag > It flew like this for 5 days.
Myself and Matthew Glenn stood together with a blowhorn demanding the Government to fix the British Flag.
Once a flag is damage by the heavy winds, I would remind the staff at the Legislature to install a new one.
I would always look at the Courtesy pole in front of the Legislature to see which flag is flying.
In past practice, they flew the Union Jack at half mast on Remembrance Day but I changed all this by suggesting the Canadian flag should be there.
I might add they agreed with my suggestion.
Last spring while in Saint John for a visit.
I noticed the Canadian flag flying while it was half ripped apart.
After bloggling the story, days later a new flag was flying at the French Fort.
The huge Beaverbrook Hotel in the Capital didn’t fly the Canadian flag for a few days and it looked empty.
If there’s still no flag in a few days, I will make a complaint to the staff.
High buildings in different Cites have a responsibility to maintain their flags.
There’s nothing uglier than a ripped or damage flag on top of a building.
Yes, we all have our own little pride about different flags in our Country and I believe this is a good thing.
What’s your favorite flag?