On Flags

Rugged Flag
Taken by the side of the road near Franklin, NH.

Occasionally, I’ll meet someone from another country who will say, “You Americans really like your flag. They’re everywhere.” I can’t argue with them. We love our flag. You see them on or outside of public buildings, but that’s to be expected. We also buy them and put them outside our homes and businesses. We wear them on clothes. We put them on our cars and trucks. We put them on just about everything.

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A homemade flag at a small farm in Hollis, NH

My favorite flags are more the home-grown celebrations of our country.  I think it’s great when people make their own flag or paint it where you don’t expect it.  Some even to put elements of the flag on display in a show of patriotic pride.  I think it shows the character of the people who put those things out there for the world to see.

Along my cycling route in Milford, NH.

Yes, we really like our flag; no argument here. Happy Independence Day.

At our home….We also have a flag (or four) displayed.

33 thoughts on “On Flags

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Liz. I was cruising down the road and saw this. I kicked up a bit of dust pulling in to get it but I was glad I stopped. Happy Indepencence Day!

      Reply
  1. Sandra

    Great images Chris and I enjoyed your backstory too. It’s true, we have a lot of pride. It’s a sober day. It’s hard to feel festive in these uncertain and tumultuous times. I hope you’re doing well.

    Reply
    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I know what you mean. We had a pretty quiet day. There were things I would have liked to do but couldn’t risk it, you know. We just have to see how it goes. I hope you had some fun. Glad you enjoyed the post. Take care. 😊

      Reply

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