This flag is made in America of tough, durable and long-lasting nylon fabric, with solid brass grommets. You won’t find nylon flags with higher tensile and tear strength. It has excellent strength retention under UV exposure, and high resistance to UV fading. These are deeper, brighter colors that last over time, due to the aniline dyeing process, with better wash-fastness and light-fastness than nylons of similar fabric construction. This flag has a one inch double edge fold around the edges, with four rows of stitching on the fly edge where the flag needs the greatest strength. In addition, there is 1 1/2 inch reinforced stitching vertically at the fly corners, and 3 1/2 inch reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top and bottom of the fly.
Lester Pearson enlisted in the Canadian Army during World War I, serving first in the Army Medical Corps in battlefield in Greece, and later in the Royal Air Corps. Pearson noticed how many Canadian regimental flags had a maple leaf as part of the insignia. He decided that one day the national flag of Canada must display the maple leaf. Fifty years later he was still in government service, only now as Prime Minister of Canada. He was very active in the decision to adopt a new flag, the one Canada proudly displays today.