Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Sunday Picture....


In the United States, June 14th is Flag Day. It celebrates the adoption of the United States flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
It wasn't until 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 to be Flag Day.
The American flag has inspired many folks to use its image in multiple ways. Some are awe-inspiring and some are, well, stupid. 
But to each his own....
Here is a picture of the world's largest American flag. It is 505' x 255' in dimension. It takes 500 people to unfurl it.

Here is a picture of the world's smallest American flag. All 50 stars and all 13 stripes are there, and it is smaller than a human hair. The Guinness Book of World Records won't accept it because they don't have a method of actually seeing the flag, as you can clearly see.

We have the unbelievable image of our flag on the moon, or in the desert in Arizona as some skeptics choose to believe. 

Some die hards have displayed the flag on the top of Mt. Everest.

Artist Jasper Johns used the flag in his art work.

Some patriotic dog owners deck out their pooches in the red, white and blue.

Others pronounce their patriotism in more personal ways.

Here multiple countries embellish young faces.

And the red, white and blue colors embellish young boobs.

And finally, I don't even know what to say about this one.
God Bless America.


OhioMom said...

Happy Flag Day! I enjoyed the pics, like you I don't know what to say about this last one :)

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Happy Flag day... I wish we were as patriotic over here in England... Mind you more people are making and producing the Union Jack so perhaps these tough times are bringing the pride out in us...

The cat is .... well .... just wrong! lol ;D

x Alex

Balisha said...

Whata a neat post about our flag. Do you think the cat actually sat still for the painting? I like the picture of the real flag. We flew ours yesterday. Noticed that not many neighbors had one out.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I loved that post! Thank you Elenka because I didn't even know yesterday was flag day.
(some American I am)
I enjoyed that.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful tribute to our flag! Great post!

Mary Ellen said...

I do like a patriotic feline!

Tara said...

I live in Arizona and I've been wondering why these strange men have been walking around in astronaut suits. Thanks so much for clearing that up!