The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

Today is a good day to show our Historic Flag collection. Actually all the flags are new, replicas of historic U. S. Flags. Right now we have 4, but I plan to add 2 more before July 4.


The first flag (with the 76 on it)is the Bennington flag that tradition says was flown at the Battle of Bennington (actually fought at Wallomsack, New York, not Bennington, Vermont)in 1777. This is the only U. S. historical flag with white stripes rather than red, as the outer stripes.

The next flag is the Betsy Ross flag, the first offical flag of our country, with the circular ring of stars, and flown from June 14, 1777 to May 1, 1795.

Our next flag is the "Star Spangled Banner" that has 15 stars, that inspired our national anthem. Francis Scott Key saw this flag thorugh the smoke at Ft. McHenry. This flag has its own web site at the Smithsonian. The Star Spangled Banner

The fourth flag is the current U. S. flag with 50 stars.

We will add the U. S. flag used during the civil war, and the flag used during World War 2, when my dad fought, during the summer.

This collection will fly on patriotic holidays.

Remember those who fought and died for our country today, while you are downing ribs and beer and beginning the summer season. And be careful, there has already been at least two drownings at Gulf Shores (drownings)and a murder in Bessemer on my street (teenager at a birthday party) this weekend. Teen killed

Here's what the AP reported about the gay weekend in Pensacola, as reported in The Decatur Daily. Funny, no reporting in the Birmingham News. And it's not on the Decatur Paper's web site. Not to fear, the Opelike Auburn News has it. 50,000 people and lots of green, along with rainbows. Gay Redneck Riviera

2 comments:

Kathy said...

I can't say I care much for the condescending tone of the Opelika-Auburn News article. Gee, it's nice of the Pensacola locals to restrain their homophobia in exchange for cash.

One suggestion for your flag collection: add a rainbow flag to the mix. The Equality Alabama office in Montgomery has one flying alongside the state flag. I love it!

Joe Openshaw said...

We fly the rainbow flag from time to time. They fade so quickly. Bobby has one that has the 50 stars on the blue field, and the rainbow stripes. I might fly that one on the 4th of July.

Otherwise, see the rainbow flag during pride, especially.