February 15 marks Flag Day in Canada
Sunday February 15 is National Flag Day in Canada; February 15 1965 was when the Maple Leaf design that Canada has for its flag now was first unveiled on Parliament Hill.
This day is raising some concerns about the topic of pride in Canada and whether the youth in the country really feel any pride for where they live.
"Historically, schools in both Canada and the United States have been seen as instruments of inculcating patriotism, that schools should be charged with teaching children to love their country," said Joel Westheimer, author of Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in American Schools.
Officials want more patriotic topcis discussed in schools that will encourage more young people to vote and will allow more people to know about the country they live in.
The Maple Leaf flag that represents Canada today went through a few changes before it became this design.
During the time of Confederation, the Candian flag was the Union Jack from the United Kingdom until Sir John A MacDonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, flew the Canadian Red Ensign, which was the design until Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson decided to change it.
The current flag was the winner of three possible designs.