The American Flag
When freedom, from her mountain height
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night
And set the stars of glory there.
She mingled with its gorgeous dyes
The milky baldric of the skies,
Then from his mansion in the sun
She called her eagle-bearer down
And gave into his mighty hand
The symbol of her chosen land.
Joseph Rodman Drake
I borrowed this from Tom across the pond. Thanks Tom for your tribute today to our flag! Tom hosts Sky Watch every week.
Inspired by three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
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Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.
11 thoughts on “Happy Flag Day!”
I don’t think any country flies their flags as good as you lot do… such pride is always a welcome sight..
Thank you for the mention…. feel free to borrow anything anytime from me. ;o)
Back at ya. Beautiful post for Flag Day Ellen. I love the way the flags are blowing in the breeze.
Beautiful photos. I’m here to visit and view your photo hunt, but when I saw such glorious flag photos, I had to stop and say how gorgeous they all are!
Happy Flag day ..
Funny now that when I saw the date, it immediately stood out to me that it would have been my parents anniversary if they were still with us. I never noticed it while posting myself. . so thanks for the date alert.
Glory to Old Glory!
I remember last Wednesday, but this morning I forgot. Good thing you reminded me. I better go get the flag up!
lovely as always!
Flag Day came as bit of shock….Father’s Day is a week early, isn’t it!! It’s always been the third week in June.
Anyway, thank you for noticing the date and remembering our National Flag!! I will go out and put ours up right now!!
You have the best ideas for the strawberries!! Our NW berries are quite nice!!
Beautiful Flag Day post! “Louis” is glad he stopped by!
A h – something about that flag – it makes me appreciate what the founding fathers have done for us. May we truly treasure the inheritance they have left for us.
Thanks Elllen, My husband served in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1966 and was a part of many battles. He said the thing that kept him going was God and seeing the Flag.