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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Old Glory

Photo taken by us in the state of NEW YORK
This famous name was coined by Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1831. As he was leaving on one of his voyages aboard the brig, Charles Doggett, and this one would climax with the rescue of the mutineers of the Bounty--some friends presented him with a beautiful flag of twenty four stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze for the first time, he exclaimed: "OLD GLORY".

 George and I both love our Old Glory... It hangs on a pole 24 hours a day (since it is lit at nights) in our front yard. We are both very patriotic and love our country and our FREEDOM.  We hope we never lose this freedom.

Here is a little poem I found about our precious flag.
I AM LOVED by J. Atwell 

I am loved, I am hated, I am spit on, 
I am burned. Regardless, I am proud of 
my country and her people. They say 
that love is the greatest gift but the true 
greatest gift is FREEDOM. May my 
country and her people always have this 
great gift. I ask the blessing of God to 
be with my people now and forever. 

I searched through my photos and am featuring eight pictures of Old Glory taken by us, on our travels through the years ---all from different states.  Hope you enjoy seeing Old Glory on this special holiday.

Photo taken in ARKANSAS

Photo taken in KENTUCKY

Photo taken in NORTH CAROLINA

Photo taken in SOUTH CAROLINA

Photo taken in VIRGINIA

Photo taken in WEST VIRGINIA

Photo taken in TENNESSEE
 Finally,  this beautiful flag hangs in our own yard ---and we are very proud of our OLD GLORY.

Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July.  We will be spending the day with family!!!  AND---by the way,  we finally got some rain on Monday night.... Did you see me doing the "Happy Dance"????   We need more --but this was a good start!!!!!