Good afternoon and Happy July!
Today let's chat about our flag.
Some call it "Old Glory."
The information below is from the
National Flag Foundation:
The current flag is the only one to
have lasted for more than 50 years
There have been 27 versions of the
American flag each with a different
amount of stars.
As we know there are:
50 stars representing each state
13 stripes representing the original
13 colonies that became the first
states in the Union.
History states that the colors of the
RED--hardiness and valor
WHITE--purity and innocence
BLUE--vigilance, perseverance and
The flag always flies at the top of a
staff above any other staff.
After a tragedy the flag is flown at
"half staff" on land and "half mast"
on a ship. This occurs for 30 days of
We have all been to a funeral at one
time in our lives and I am sure you
have noticed that if there is a flag,
it is folded a specific way.
Military.com gives a great explanation
of the Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of
the Flag. Most of this I did not know.
There is so much more that can be
posted on Old Glory, so if you are
interested ask your friend GOOGLE
One way or the other my flags WILL
get outside-hopefully the rain is
~Keep on Dreaming~