Today is Flag Day, a day in Labrador marking the unveiling of the Labrador Flag. (And what a glorious day it is today, at least in Goose Bay! It feels like spring has come…it’s above zero and the sun is shining!) I went out to try to get some pictures of the flag flying today, but it’s not quite windy enough for good photos of a flag.
For me, as a Labradorian who’s grown up always having had a Labrador flag, it’s a little strange to think of a time when there wasn’t a flag! The flag has always been tied to Labrador identity, but I know that hasn’t always been the case, and I think it’s good that we have a day to mark and celebrate it and think about what it means.
What does the flag mean to you? When did you first see it? Where have you flown it? Post in the comments section, or let us know via email, phone, or snail mail…I’m going to be putting some responses in this year’s issues of Them Days! (For the first installment, check out the latest issue.)
Happy Flag Day!