The Flag at Fort George

on Saturday, September 26, 2009

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The photo above was taken at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario when Betsy and I visited there in 2002. The fort is fascinating and many things were of interest. But this flagpole especially caught my attention. The soldiers give you some indication of the height of the flag pole. And the British flag itself is of a corresponding size.

Why such a tall flagpole and such a big flag? Because in sight, right across the Niagara River, was an American fort. The British obviously wanted the Americans to know that they (the British) were here!