Tuesday’s Treasures & ABC Wednesday…

Today is Flag Day in the United States of America and we treasure what the flag stands for at our house.
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The Pledge of Allegiance

Officially adopted on Flag Day, June 14, 1924 (“Under God” Amendmant made by Congress in 1954)

I pledge allegiance to the flag

of the United States of America

and to the republic for which it stands;

one nation under God, indivisible,

with liberty and justice for all.

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Off with your hat, as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have its say;
you’re man enough for a tear in your eye
that you will not wipe away.
~Henry Cuyler Bunner
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I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.  ~ John Thune
Whatcom Falls Park
Mid May Dear and I had a road trip north to Bellingham via Chuckanut Drive to check out Whatcom Falls and the historic stone bridge.
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President Roosevelt’s New Deal Works Progress Administration paid workers to move the Chuckanut sandstone arches from a downtown burned-out building to the park. In 1939 the sandstone was used to construct the landmark stone bridge.
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Too bad about the fallen tree that had lodged itself into the falls. I’m wondering if it has dislodged and flowed downstream by now.
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In the distance above the main waterfall was this smaller waterfall with some pretty lighting.
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The parking lot with access to the stone bridge and the falls was a very short distance from this spot.
I’m linking up with ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and administered by Roger and a team of ABC’ers.
W is for Whatcom Falls Park and for Waterfalls.
I’m also linking up with Tuesday’s Treasures hosted by Tom The Backroads Traveler.

21 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Treasures & ABC Wednesday…

  1. Such WONDERFUL pictures of the WATERFALLS, you certainly live in an interesting and expansive country . I love the total respect you have for your flag and country, A lot British people seem to have lost their way when it comes to patriotism.
    Lovely interesting post Ellen
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

  2. I think…such a tradition should always be honourd, i can imagine that it must feel very impressive…. Times are hard momentarily, especially for you and others who live there… I hear and read sometimes things that frightnen me for you!!

    The photo’s are gorgious, as are the surroundings, I would like to walk there to someday

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    (http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-18-w/)

  3. Ellen, such a wonderful collection of treasures that you have to share this week, thanks. I have posted Flag Day in the past, but this year it snuck up on me. I hope that you have an enjoyable week and I hope to se you soon.

  4. it just this minute dawned on me that since we moved, we don’t have a flag…where did it go??
    bet I left it at the olden house….must get one.
    those falls look beautiful

  5. W is for Wow!! So pretty. Ellen, you are such a great resource for all the interesting g places you visit! I so appreciate your knowledge!

  6. We proudly flew our flag today.
    So nice to see you and your husband and what a gorgeous area you visited. Love the waterfalls, especially. I have not travelled to your part of the country so it’s a treat when you share!

  7. Great tribute to Flag Day!! (I didn’t see much mention of it on the news yesterday, though. I had my flag out. I feel as strongly about it as you do.) Beautiful park with the bridge and waterfalls.

  8. We’ve passed by the turn off for that area many times and I’ve always been intrigued by the unique name. Perhaps one day we’ll take that turn off to do a little exploring.

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