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1 - 3' x 5' Polyester Flag
1 - 4' to 6' Telescoping Flag/Banner Pole
1 - 2 Way PVC Pole Mount
The flag in this kit is a 3' x 5' flag is made from a light-weight but durable polyester with an open weave reduces fabric stress and resists high winds. The polyester fabric looks like a coarse cotton, resists fraying and is designed for outdoor use. The bundle also includes a 4' to 6' adjustable pole and 2 way PVC pole mount. The pole is metal with wood grain coating for appearance equipped metal clips and can accommodate a flag with 2 grommets. The mounting bracket has throats for either 45 degree or 90 degree mounting. With everything in this kit you're read to set this up straight out of the box.
Flag History: The Maple Leaf flag became Canada's flag on 15 February 1965. Before this, Canada used the British Red Ensign with Canada's coat of arms on it. Flag experts say that the Red Ensign was defaced by the coat of arms.
Flag and heraldry experts also call the design of the flag a Canadian Pale. This is because the white stripe in the middle (called a pale in heraldry) was not the usual narrow stripe but was half the width of the flag. This was the first time a design like this was used.
On some days the Canadian government flies the Royal Union Flag next to the Maple Leaf Flag. The Royal Union Flag is the British Union Jack, and is a symbol that Canada is a member of the Commonwealth, and that Canada and Britain share a history and a monarch. The Queen of Great Britain, had some say in what the flag was to be. She thought that the maple leaf greatly represents the country of Canada.