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The national flag of Canada

HON. GEORGE F.G. STANLEY
THE CANADIAN FLAG 1965

This monument was erected by the Town of Sackville and unveiled on Canada Day, 1 July, 1995 in recognition of Dr. Stanley's many contributions to the Town of Sackville, the Province of New Brunswick and the nation of Canada, and especially in recognition of his role in suggesting the design of the new Canadian Flag officially inaugurated on 15 February 1965, the date now celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.

ERECTED BY
THE TOWN OF SACKVILLE
TO COMMEMORATE
THE DESIGNER
OF THE CANADIAN FLAG
GEORGE F.G. STANLEY
C.C., C.D., K.St.J., D.Phil., LL.D.,
FORMER LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF NEW
BRUNSWICK, PROFESSOR, HISTORIAN
SECOND WORLD WAR VETERAN AND FOR
MANY YEARS, CITIZEN OF SACKVILLE,
IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION
TO OUR TOWN, PROVINCE AND COUNTRY.
JULY 1, 1995.
Stanley

Memorial placed by Town of Sackville, in 1995.
66 Main Street, Sackville, N.B.

Col. the Hon. George F.G. Stanley C.C., C.D., K.St.J., D.Phil., F.R.S.C., F.R.Hist.S.

Hamilton, Bill, "The Many Careers Of Dr. G.F.G. Stanley," Sackville Tribune-Post , 5 July 2000.

Doucet, Jane, "Historian designed Canada's flag," Globe and Mail , 2 October 2002, reprinted in Mount Allison Record , Fall 2002, pp.24-25.

Tower, Katie, "Memories of Ruth Stanley: 'He Always Thought That The Single Red Maple Leaf Was Just So Striking,'" Sackville Tribune-Post , 9 February 2005.

Sears, Wallie, "Sackville lays claim to creator of Canada's flag," Sackville Tribune-Post , 2 April 2014, p.2.

Sears, Wallie, "Despite debate, Stanley still recognized as father of Canadian Flag," Sackville Tribune-Post , 7 January 2015, p.6.

Doherty, Scott, "Area residents celebrate Canadian Flag, its creator," Sackville Tribune-Post , 18 February 2015, p.5.


For further information on Canada's flag see

The simple sketch that created our 'unifying symbol'

Video "A History of Canada's Flag"


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