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50 years of the Maple Leaf

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Flag Day on Feb. 15th marked the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of Canada’s flag.

Here, Canadian Coast Guard Officer Cadets Derek Geake, left, and Jacob Heyden Thomas hoist the flag aboard the CCGS Samuel Risley, as it escorts a freighter through the icy St. Clair River.

Photo courtesy of Carol Launderville, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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