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Sunday, May 29, 2011

American Flag on our Front Porch…

Fishtail Cottage proudly displays the American Flag on our Front Porch…

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It is what welcomes anyone who approaches our home and waves happily in honor of all who currently serve or have served our Country!




004Yellowed, tattered and faded red, white & blue – but still this flag has stood proudly on our porch since 9/11. Why we never flew a flag before then is a wonder to me?  I cannot imagine not displaying a flag at our home & have to say that I am truly surprised that not more American Families display the American Flag!
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So curious to see if you display your Country’s Flag proudly for all to see?
To see where I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

25 comments:

Zoey said...

As members of our local VFW (veterans of foreign wars) and as a Vietnam war veteran, my husband and I thank you for your patriotism. It means a lot to a veteran to know that his/her service was appreciated.

Nancy said...

You'd have to go back a few months to see our flag flying -- my huband built a flagpole for me one year and the flag flies every day. :)

Red Gate Farm said...

We did until a late fall wind storm took the flag, pole and all. We never did find it... now is a good time to remember to replace it!

Thanks for the reminder.

~Chris

Rebecca said...

Great post.. I know that I'm not as grateful as I should be that I live in America. Displaying a flag is such an easy show of respect to our country and our veterans--I'm going to make it my goal to purchase a flag and place it on our property. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks also for visiting my blog.-I'm glad I discovered yours! I look forward to joining in on your wonderful Thursday party :)

deborah said...

I have a son and a son in law serving our country. Thank you from them and me! I love seeing flags flying and showing our patriotism.

The Sterling Cherub said...

Goodness, do we have a beautiful flag or what? I admit my bias, but I think it is really the most beautiful of all the other nation's flags (with the UK's Union Jack coming in a very close second!).

Thank you for flying it! It is an honor to our vets and those brave men and women currently serving our country.

Best,

Kimberly

dogsmom said...

Happy Memorial day.
Thank you for this post remembering and reminding us all to give thanks to those who have sacrificed.

Grace said...

Great flag front porch shots.

Sissy said...

We fly a flag @ every opportunity! Your home is gorgeous, especially with all the patriotism!

Lavender Cottage said...

I don't think as many Canadians fly our flag as Americans do theirs. We've not had one but I do wear flag lapel pins.
Judith

Marcia said...

We used to proudly display a flag at our home in Columbia, MD on holidays. Now we are off by ourselves in the woods so there's no one to see it so haven't felt inspired to do so. Good for you that you do.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a beautiful reminder to honor those that serve our country not just on designated holidays but everyday. I'm on my outside to hang ours right now!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks for the reminder. We need a new one!

KAT said...

Love to fly the flag More people should do it at least on these important holidays!
KAT

DoanLegacy said...

Happy Memorial Day, and beautiful photos of your entrance!

Melynda said...

Yes, we proudly fly America's flag 24/7. I still remember getting goose bumps saying the pledge of allegiance in grade school. You can see it here:

http://momssundaycafe.blogspot.com/2011/05/friday-view.html

NanaDiana said...

Tracie- I am proud to display the flag too...it is the one real thing that we can all do to show how much we love our country!

If you get a chance I have a tribute that I wrote to all our veteran posted today. Hugs- Diana

Karie's Chic Creations said...

I am very proud to fly my American flag. I have used the same flag since 1976. . .The 200th birthday of our country. I love seeing the flag flying from homes. Karie

Sarah said...

We proudly fly our flag as do most of our neighbors. It makes my heart sing to pass by and see the flag fluttering in the breeze. Many of our neighbors also fly the Texas flag too. ;-)
Enjoy your Memorial Day ~ Sarah

Rozmeen said...

Hi,

How are you?
I could not leave comments until now beacuse of blog problems..

Wishing you a lovely day,
Rozmeen

Nutty Gnome said...

Wow, you have a beautiful house!
I've had a very interesting time reading your blog.

I have huge respect for Americans, their love of their flag and their patriotism. I'm English and we don't do much in the way of flying our Union Flag except on St. George's Day, but we show our patriotism in other ways - silent homage when our dead troops come home, that sort of thing.

Our flag isn't a Union Jack - The term 'jack' refers to the flag that is flown from the bowsprit of a ship, often denoting nationality."
It is called the Union Flag because it symbolises the administrative union of the countries of the United Kingdom. It is made up up of the individual Flags of three of the Kingdom's countries all united under one Sovereign - the countries of England, Scotland and of Northern Ireland. As Wales was not a Kingdom but a Principality it could not be included on the flag.
Ooops, wandered off track onto a history lesson there - sorry, but I hope you found it interesting!!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Very patriotic, I love to see flags flying to show people are proud of their nationality.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love your flag! I have tried several times and have three scars on my siding where the pole pulled off. I am asking hubs to put up a wooden pole to fly one on.

Kathy said...

So proud of our country's flag - ours hasn't been up since its support fell along with the arbor - I actually saw it fold like a house of cards! We need to put it back up! Thank you for sharing this inspiring post with A Return to Loveliness and for showing us your gorgeous garden.
Kathy

Lydia said...

You have married charm and function so beautifully. Keep up the good work.