Canada and the United States have a great deal in common. One of the many similarites is that both countries celebrate their independence in the first few days of July. Canada Day is July 1st and the American Independence Day is July 4th.
According to Wickipedia, “The Canada-United States border, officially known as the International Boundary, is the longest international border in the world shared between the same pair of countries. The terrestrial boundary (including small portions of maritime boundaries on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts, as well as the Great Lakes is 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi) long, including 2,475 kilometres (1,538 mi) shared with Alaska. It is Canada’s only land border.”
The relationship between these two countries is important to my family. My husband and I were born in Canada and spent the first 30+ years of our lives there. I became a U.S citizen in November. My two teens, who were born in the United States, were granted their Canadian citizenship a few months ago.
To honor these independence celebrations, I’ve made 2 wall hanging. Here they are, pictured on my longarm.
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