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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day 2012 & Some Iconic Images of Old Glory

Aloha,

Today is June 14, which makes it Flag Day over here in the United States.


If you're interested in the history, ettiquette and other interesting facts behind Flag Day, click on this Military.com feature article here.


Here are some meaningful pictures of the Stars and Stripes.


Have a safe one - everyone.



Courtesy: photobucket.com/albums/f94/texasriggedworm

Courtesy: photobucket.com/mojo313

20 comments:

Escape Artist Linda said...

Oh Mark, that photo of the monument with the soldiers and the flag against a hot orange sky -- just remarkable! I'm sending my son over to take a peek!
Hope you are well. Haven't spoken in a while.
All best, Linda

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I need to put our flag out when I get home.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hey, Mark

Not to ignore sentiments about Flag Day...but your great pictures provoked a technical question...if you don't mind.

How did you keep blogger from using lower res files for display? (which you then have to click on for the higher res file to display)

My experience is (even with Publisher which I use for my webpage) low-res files default for initial display. I figured out how to replace the low-res pictures produced in the html Files folder...so how do you do it in Blogger?

Thanks

Mac
rmacwheeler@gmail.com

E.J. Wesley said...

Love us some Flag Day here in San Antonio, Mark. :) Stirring pics!

Morgan said...

I LOVE FLAG DAY!

Also love history and the spirit of our country. :)

running4him said...

Yaaa!! Happy Flag Day!! l=

cleemckenzie said...

Such stirring images! Thanks for your patriotism, Mark and for the beautiful pictures.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I love the last picture - the sunset is beautiful. The story behind the statue is heart-rending, too.

M Pax said...

Happy Flag Day! In grade school it was a fun day. We'd make paper hats, have a parade around the school, gather around the flagpole, then sing and play our recorders.

Melanie said...

Had my flags (yes, plural) up and I also planted red, white and blue flowers this year!

Empty Nest Insider said...

These are such beautiful photos! Thanks for this meaningful post. Julie

nutschell said...

love the pictures, especially the last one!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

meradeth said...

Wait, it was flag day? Oops. Now I'm feeling like a very bad patriot, lol!

loverofwords said...

We did put out flag out. And. . .Happy Father's Day, Mark. Hope you can celebrate with your family and that the little guys gave you big hugs.

Nicole said...

That first image still gives me chills. Thanks for the patriotic reminder. :)

David P. King said...

A post most patriotic. Love it. :)

Hope Roberson said...

My kids wore red, white, and blue to school on flag day :)
I left you an award on my blog :)

Morgan Prince / @MorganPrinceCom said...

Hey Mark you have some great photos here!

By the way, head on over to my blog. I've given you an award! : )

Morgan x

Maurice Mitchell said...

Mark, that sunset picture is beautiful.

Vicki Orians said...

Hi Mark! Just wanted to stop by to let you know I've tagged you in a post! :)

Hope you're having a great day!

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