Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day, July 4, 2006

"If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag...wash it."

-Norman Thomas

There has been a lot of symbolic gestures lately involving our nation's flag. In case you haven't been paying attention you can read all about it here and here. Keep in mind as you raise the flag in honor of the 4th of July...there is more then one way to desecrate the flag. If you are unsure of the proper etiquette for handling our flag, at least for now, see the link below. Happy 4th of July!

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

-Thomas Jefferson

"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too can be president of the United States."

-George W. Bush

Flag Etiquette

"Happy Independence Day"
Sausalito, California
July 4th, 2005
Bush Photo: AP/Charles Dharapak


Becky said...

OMG is that GWB autographing a flag???? Ack!

Robbie said...

The irony of that photo made me click and shake my head in astonishment. The links were great and informative. Happy 4th to you!

DesLily said...

Happy 4th Karen!...

interesting choice of photo's you have.... heh..