"FLAG DAY" 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
"FLAG DAY" 2017
"If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag." ~ Anonymous
The Challenge: Post your National Flag from wherever you call home. This is my submission for the "Flag Day" photo challenge, proposed by fellow SmugMugger Frank (aka "Franks-Focus").
"The week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During this time, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. The flag should also be displayed on all government buildings. Betsy Ross is widely credited with making the first American flag and changing the stars on the flag from six-pointed to easier-to-produce five-pointed stars; however, there is no archival evidence that this story is true." ~ Reprinted text from Wikipedia
"The national flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory", and "The Star-Spangled Banner". ~ Reprinted text from here:
The original photo is here:
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
(original photo taken 5/27/2012; this image created on 6/11/2017)
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