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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hurray for the RED, WHITE & BLUE......





A few flags I've made myself just like Betsy!

I have looked forward to these next few posts for about a week now. Blog friends Kari&Kijsa have decided that we all need to have a Fabulous Flag Flying 4th! Bloggers are sharing for the next 3 days- their favorite flags!! Join the fun by going to their fabulous blog and looking at all the flags a flyin!
I have had a very long love affair with the Stars and Stripes. I guess it began when I lived in Germany for 2 years in my 20s and got very homesick to see our country and the flag flying. I remember one time in particular ,when I was at a special event and they unveiled a huge American flag. We all stood at attention almost in awe and sang the Star Spangled Banner -except as I looked around their was not a dry eye in the crowd. I realized just what this flag meant to us as Americans and how we all missed our homeland. I have never looked at a flag without remembering those goose bumps. No matter where you are in this big world their is nothing like seeing those colors of our flag. Several years ago when visiting Washington DC I visited the flag that was flown when The Star Spangled Banner was written - how tattered and old ,but it still brought such pride in my heart. Just like it did for Francis Scott Key as he wrote those famous words.


I urge you to Fly your Flags,wave them high this week because THIS is the greatest country on earth!

9 comments:

annalee said...

i have really enjoyed your red,white, and blue posts. thanks for setting the mood for friday! happy 4th!

Bobbie said...

You are so right! This is the greatest place and those flags are beautiful flying!! Love those blue plates also!

Laura said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting, I love all your red, white, and blue! Your story was really touching! There really is no place like home!
Laura :)

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by. I really like your patriotic stitchery! I am an American loving girl! Glad to see you are too!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Awesome job, "Betsy"!!!!

M ^..^

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful!! Fabulous flag flying, and love your story too!!Perfect post of red white & blue!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic blog you have going on here. Your hand made's for the K&K flag waving party are simply beautiful. Thanks for adding to the fun.

Have a great weekend.

Jo Carol said...

Your blog, pics and music are just beautiful. It gave me chills as I read it! I just did a post about my dad and his time in the service. Have a great 4th and God bless you!

hautemommy said...

Wonderfully written blog for such an important day in our history!!!! Love the flags, xo!

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