Mustang Bobby points out that today is Flag Day in Canada. On this day in 1965, the Canadians formally adopted their attractive maple leaf flag (not to be confused with the Maple Leaf Rag, which is something else altogether). In the summer of 1965 my family spent our vacation in British Columbia. I remember being hyper-aware of the flag because it was something we'd learned about in school that spring. That was probably the start of my lifetime interest in flags.