Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flags and Ships

I was awed over the weekend by the flags which fluttered in the wind while we visited the tall ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The sky was clear blue. And the flag that represented our young nation, fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, flew everywhere in Baltimore.

The day was perfect. It was a day to be outside doing something very different. And our flag was joined by the flags of other nations--celebrating the 200 years since the beginning f the war which finally secured our independence.

The crowds were crushing. So many other people wanted to be part of the celebration. I believe that a lot of people made the short trip from Philadelphia to spend the day. What a great history spot Philadelphia is. The place where our founding fathers made the decision to pledge their lives and fortunes to the idea of this great nation.

But the flags flew unhindered above everyone who came--those from near and far.

But these are only a few of those flags--of the nations represented in the Inner Harbor on that magical day.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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