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Canada's Gift to the United States

National Mall and Memorial Parks, Canadian Maple Trees

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; Government of Canada —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 18, 2019
1. Canada's Gift to the United States Marker
Inscription.   Standing before you are several of the 150 maples given to the United States by Canada in celebration of our northern neighbor's 150th anniversary (1867-2017).

The maple leaf is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Canadian strength, endurance, and values. From the maple's early discovery by Canada's Indigenous Peoples, this symbol can be found on Canada's national flag, currency, and military uniforms.

The United States and Canada have a unique relationship among the community of nations. The two countries share the world's longest and most secure border and have a long history of peace. In addition to geographic proximity, close connections are shared by families, friends, and communities in the two countries. The United States and Canada also have the most successful trade and investment relationship in the world and share the values of freedom and democracy.

Cadeau offert aux États-Unis par le Canada

Le Canada offre aux États-Unis, notre viosin et notre allié le plus important, ce cadeau de 150 érables en reconnaissance de nos liens étroits.

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By Devry Becker Jones, June 18, 2019
2. Canada's Gift to the United States Marker
est reconnue dans le monde entier comme le symbole de la force, de l'endurance et des valeurs du Canada. Depuis la découverte de l'érable par les peuple autochtones du Canada dans les temps anciens, on retrouve ce symbole sur le drapeau national, la monnaie et les uniformes militaires du Canada. Ce cadeau est offert aux États-Unis à l'occasion du 150e anniversaire du Canada (1867-2017).

Voisins, partenaires, alliés, amis — le Canada et les États-Unis ont une longue histoire de paix. Nous somme deux nations souveraines qui partagent la frontière la plus longue et la plus sûre du monde. Nous somme deaux peuples qui partagent les valeurs de liberté et de démocratie. Le Canada et les États-Unis ne sont pa liés seulement par la géographie, ils le sont aussi par le liens étroits entre les families, les amis et les collectivités dan le deux pays. Nous avons construit une relation commerciale et d'investissement qui est la plus importante au monde. Alors que nous nous tournons vers le futur, nous continuerons d'être des partenaire qui œvrent en faveur de la sécurité, de la croissance économique et d'un environment plu propre.

"On our own, we make progress. But together, we make history. Duty-bound, loyal, and forever linked. Whatever the future holds, we will face it together. Neighbours, friends, partners and allies. That is our experience
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and our example to the world."

—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, March 10, 2016

«En aigissant seuls, nous faisons de progrès. Mais ensamble, nous écrivons l'histoire. Mus par le sens du devoir, loyaux et liés, à jamais. Quoi que nous réserve l'avenir, nous y ferons face ensemble. Voisins, amis, partenaires, et alliés. Voilà notre expérience et l'exemple que nous présentons au monde.»
—Premier ministre Justin Trudeau, 10 mar 2016


[Caption:]
Mature red maples display their brilliant deep red scarlet leaves in autumn. The red maple leaf (right) is the central element of the flag of Canada.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; Government of Canada.
 
Location. 38° 53.038′ N, 77° 2.742′ W. Marker is in The Tidal Basin, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on West Basin Drive Southwest east of Ohio Drive Southwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1695 West Basin Drive Southwest, Washington DC 20418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Air Mail
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); District of Columbia War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gift of Friendship (approx. ¼ mile away); District of Columbia World War Memorial (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); The First Japanese Cherry Trees (approx. ¼ mile away); Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Tidal Basin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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