Category: Flag

Canadians are entitled to receive one of the 250 Canadian flags flown throughout the year atop Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower from the government ($150 value), but the waiting period exceeds 100 years.

The red flag, when used by pirates, came to mean “no quarter given”, meaning that no mercy would be shown, and no life would be spared, while a black flag usually meant that those who surrendered without a fight would be allowed to live.

In 2007, Russia planted their national flag underwater in hopes of securing the arctic’s potential natural resources. “This isn’t the 15th century,” one foreign minister said. “You can’t go around the world and just plant flags and say, ‘We’re claiming this territory.’

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According to the US Flag Code “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery”, and “No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform”.

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