Day 19: 4th of July Flag Walk!

It’s Day 19 of the Papa’s Walk Challenge!     

Happy 4th of July!  I decided to walk early this morning to beat the heat.  As I walked, I noticed something was different in the landscape – there were American flags everywhere!   I started counting them and this is the tally:

  • 113 flags (The flags were hanging from house porches or decorating front yards.) American Flag
  • 3  HUGE flags flying from gigantic flag poles (I had never noticed these flag poles on previous walks.)
  • 4 flags flying from car antennas
  • 1 flag emblazoned across the t-shirt of a woman watering her front lawn

That’s a total of 121 flags over a 2 mile distance!  At least 1/4 of the flags I saw were badly faded and/or torn.

Did you know that since 1924 there has been a U.S. Flag Code? It’s a guide for civilians on how to properly display the national symbol of the United States of America.

You can learn all about “Proper Flag Etiquetteat the National Flag Foundation’s website. When you get to the site, look at the menu on the left side of the page to learn how to fly the flag for any event or situation.



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