Old Glory

Francis Scott Key asks this famous question at the end of the first stanza of The Star-Spangled Banner:

“Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

My response?  Why yes, yes it does…

[ Spring Talent Show, LeTort Elementary, Washington Boro, Pennsylvania ]

[ Rockford Plantation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ]

[ Lancaster, Pennsylvania ]

[ Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania ]

[ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ]

 [ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ]

[ Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania ]

[ Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland ]

[ Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland ]

[ Air Show, Ocean City, Maryland ]

[ Washington, D.C. ]

[ Bar Harbor, Maine ]

[ Bar Harbor, Maine ]

[ Tampa, Florida ]

[ Little Palm Island, Florida ]

[ Key West, Florida ]

[ Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California ]

[ Julian, California ]

[ Julian, California ]

[ Mount Soladad, La Jolla, California ]

[ Coronado, California ]

[ Coronado, California ]

[ Coronado, California ]

A little FYI: Colors for the American flag were taken from the official seal of the United States (which was designed and approved before the flag).  Colors for the seal were chosen for the qualities they represented – white for purity, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for perseverance, justice, and vigilance.  The flag contains thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies or states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.  The fifty white stars are representative of the fifty states that create the United States of America we recognize today.

Long may it wave….

Happy 4th of July!

http://www.ehow.com/facts_4759624_meaning-colors-american-flag.html

4 thoughts on “Old Glory

  1. Yes, the american is really symbolic, it has many historic symbols on it! Actually, I do really love the colors on it. Try glancing in my favorite food sites, GOURMANDIA and GOURMETRECIPE. They have lots of exciting and interesting recipes for you to choose from. Not only that, they have lots of recipe videos for you to watch and replay while cooking in the kitchen.

  2. Es realmente impresionante como tú demuestras amor por tu país, por tu bandera, no todos en el mundo saben apreciarlo. te felicito por ello, que orgullo. Soy Colombiana, me encanto tu blog, sensacional, soy muy nueva respecto a este tipo de publicaciones pero estoy sorpendida, de lo maravilloso que puede ser seguir a muchas personas en el mundo a través de este medio. estoy aprendiendo y pronto tendré mi blog personal con mis pasiones: colombia, patchwork, oleo, odontologia y mucho mas. stephany gracias por inspirarme…

    un abrazo desde Colombia

    BLANCA NIEVES BAUTISTA.

    1. Thank you for your very kind words. They made my day! I do love my country. Even though the United States seems to have a negative reputation globally, it is a wonderful place to live. And you are so right. Blogging is a unique medium that allows a person to connect to others around the world. Best wishes as you embark on your blog and meet others from across the globe!

      Stephany

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