Monday, June 11, 2018

National Flag Week


This post was first published here in June 2014
and happens to be one of my favorite posts.
Like picking up a good book to read again, 
I find myself reposting this every two years,
Here it is again in honor of National Flag Week.  

Celebrating National Flag Week
Honoring the red, white, and blue.

Patriotic holidays and the colors of our country's flag
have always given me a sense of pride and happiness.
I'm proud to be American!
As an elementary teacher for 30 years,
patriotism was an important component
throughout the year's curriculum.
It wasn't an isolated unit, 
but rather a theme that was woven into
various activities and integrated across the curriculum.
I believe it is important to teach children respect 
for our country's flag and other patriotic symbols and .   .   .
That instilling patriotism at an early 
age enables young children to understand 
the responsibilities of good citizenship.
It makes my heart sing to drive 
through my neighborhood and .   .   .
See families proudly 
display the flag of our country.
It reminds me that the US is a country united, 
one of liberty and justice for all.

THE STARS AND STRIPES

THE RED, WHITE,  AND BLUE

OLD GLORY

LONG MAY SHE WAVE
If you are an American,
pay tribute to our flag this week.
"She's A Grand Ole Flag"
Flag Day ~ June 14

All photos were taken by me and enhanced through the Waterlogue App.

Joining
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

14 comments:

  1. This is such a great post it is certainly something to be shared and appreciated now and again, I particularly enjoy the watercolour effect of the images. Patriotism, not to be confused with nationalism, is certainly a wonderful ideal to promote.
    Happy MM & Happy Flag Day, dear lady.

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  2. Sarah, I am glad you reposted! This is beautiful in watercolor, and it is a Grand Flag!

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  3. Sarah, this is such a beautiful repost. Love the images and our “ Grand Ole Flag” colors really pop with the Waterlogue effect. We already have our flag up for this special day. This is especially meaningful now............Happy Flag Day Sarah.

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  4. Love this patriotic post, Sarah!...Christine

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  5. Very nice, Sarah. I wish our country wasn't so divided and disrespectful on so many levels.

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  6. What a wonderful re-post, Sarah! Your pictures and your words are all so patriotic and respectful. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  7. This post is timeless, and one of my favorites with the watercolor pics. Thanks so much, Sarah!

    Jane

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  8. I love seeing a flag flying at someone's home or business....unfortunately the schools have gotten away from so many things like studying American History...Happy Flag Week..beautiful waterlogue images!

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  9. Oh I love all your red white and blue "paintings" Sarah!! This is such a wonderful post, I can see why it's a favorite! Thank you for sharing it again and Happy Flag Day!
    Jenna

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  10. Definitely worth re-posting regularly - a lovely collection of shots, especially with the Waterlogue app!

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  11. Hello,Sarah,
    Such a lovely post and beautiful editions! I like the third one."Honoring the red, white, and blue." Happy day to you.

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  12. What a beautiful post, Sarah! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  13. I absolutely love this post Sarah! A flag hangs at Storybook Cottage 365 a year. Have a beautiful week!

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