More American Flags

Last Tuesday when I posted an entry showing American flags blowing about in the breeze,  I was asked if there was a particular reason the flags were being flown.  I’m not sure if it is the same in other countries, but here in the US of A,  it seems like there are always flags to be found nearly everywhere….

There is nothing quite like seeing the enormous flags found at Perkin’s Restaurants.

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Mark snapped the Perkin’s flag while we were in Rochester the other day. 

Later in he day, as the sun was setting, I took this photo at a plaza.  I was pleased with the pastel watercolors behind the red, white, and blue!

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I Googled some flag info last week and was amazed at all the things we do which are not “proper” regarding the US flag. I had bought some (what I thought were very cool!) flag print paper plates and napkins.  I read that these should never be used as they are disrespectful!  Wow!  Ignorance is bliss….eh?

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  1. I love the second shot! Have you seen the size of the flag at Camping World? (used to be Myers Campers) right here off exit 39 on the thruway) OMG it’s Billy Fucillo HUGE!! There’s one more place over in Liverpool that has a flag that is bigger yet. I’ll be out and about tomorrow. I’ll see if I can get a few pic’s to show how big they are. They are well lit at night… can’t imagine how one would take flags of these sizes down nightly. I can’t even imagine putting it up there in the first place and keep it off the ground. I’d venture to say perhaps cherry pickers were involved.

  2. That second shot is fantastic.

    I was answering a question about the Scottish Lion Rampant flag that Ian asked me the other week, and again I was surprised at how few uses it is officially allowed to have. Not that that’s stopped the merchandisers, of course.

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