November 21, 1921– Canadian Coat of Arms Adopted

November 21, 1921– Canadian Coat of Arms Adopted

By royal proclamation of King George V on November 21, 1921, the Coat of Arms of Canada was adopted.

Hundreds of years ago coats of arms served as an identification card. In battlefields it would mark allies from enemies.  Today the Canada Coat of Arms is a traditional symbol that’s used by the federal government and federal institutions. The design of the Arms of Canada reflects many symbols.  The images on the shield illustrate the four founding nations of Canada: the royal lions of England, the royal lion of Scotland, the royal fleur-de-lis of France and the royal Irish harp of Tara.

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