The Canadian Press

2009-06-27 | Navy Ceremonial Colours

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Considered a once-in-a-generation event, the Canadian navy received a new flag from Governor General Michaelle Jean, the commander-in-chief of the Canadian forces who presided over the ceremony known as the Queen's Color, at the Halifax Garrison Grounds. Jean presided over the ceremony in front of thousands of onlookers at the foot of Halifax's historic Citadel. She addressed 500 sailors and officers on parade from across Canada, telling them as the military's Commander-in-Chief that it was "an honor and source of great pride" to wear their uniform. (The presentation of the colors, or flag, is a prized tradition in the Canadian military and is seen as a symbol of duty to sovereign and country.)

Date: 2009-06-27
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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