It’s a Grand Old Flag

Flying above the Alma Music Festival in Colorado

No commentary today, just pictures of the U.S flag to honor and celebrate Flag Day.

Well, maybe a little commentary.

I love that I live in a country where free speech is protected, the government is strengthened by a complicated but fairly competent web of checks and balances, and we continue to evolve.  The process can be messy, raucous and sometimes even heartbreaking, but for me, those are the things that the flag represents.  In baby steps, we grow and mature, then sometimes slither backward a bit; we swing back and forth between parties like a monkey in a jungle.  Even given all that, this ship of state of ours has been one of the most sturdy for the better part of its 241 years.

It’s a grand old flag.

Flying proudly in Jackson Square in New Orleans
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There’s no mistaking where you are when you see this flag at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA proudly flies the flag over their beautiful terrace
The main band fundraiser for Klein Oak High School is delivery of flags on patriotic holidays; it sure was hot when we delivered them for Independence Day a few years ago
I snapped these during a tour of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the State Department
Another from the State Department
The sky is a beautiful backdrop for this flag in a huge Marriott in Washington, DC
We always hang the flag when we are at Little House in the Rockies
From another angle at Little House in the Rockies
A huge flag flies at South Coast Winery’s restaurant in Temecula, CA

These are all just photos I happened to have of flags…I think I might be a bit compulsive about it.  It’s a grand old flag.

P.S.  I just realized that Flag Day is one of only a very few national days that isn’t associated with any particular type of food.  Hmmm, maybe next year we should start something!

Happy Flag Day!

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