Flag Day

Canadians embrace the Maple Leaf with a passion we no longer hide.

Flags unfurl, rise and wave and voices sing with pride.

From sea to sea, our native land is rich in peace and glory.

Many cultures blend with faith - all telling a story

Of identity, freedom, powerful gifts building a strong foundation

For Canada. It's yours; it's mine; and the future generation

Will be richer because we chose to show - not shyly keep inside -

The pride that we're Canadian and standing side-by-side.

We'll wave our flag for Canada, building for our children

Respect for their country, its beauty and grace - CANADA, so close to heaven.

Joan Adams Burchell