Sunday, June 12, 2011

Flag Day In The US of A!

 Flag Day is Observed on June 14, 2011

I took the photo of this flag in our neighborhood on the night of May 24, 2011, during some pretty heavy storm activity.  It stood so tall, and a tornado was coming from back behind the flag.  Fortunately, it continued to go northeast of us, and the flag remained unscathed.  Unfortunately, the storms ravaged on and did much destruction in other cities and states.  I know those folks are still suffering from the damage and the trials of rebuilding.  Our prayers go out to these families for a quick recovery.

Photo by Suzanne * Fort Worth, Texas * May 24, 2011 

Red, White and Blue!  Our country's favorite colors!  While serving on the jury this past week (which is now in deliberation), I captured our beautiful U.S. Flag and our striking Texas Flag during a lunch break.  These two flags fly proudly in front of the Tarrant County College across the street from the Criminal Justice building.  After quite a few attempts, I was finally able to snag this photo as they were floating in the wind.

Downtown Fort Worth, Texas
Tarrant Co. College, Trinity River Campus
Photo by Suzanne * June 8, 2011

Remembering a Texas Governor

Governor William P. Clemens, Jr. 
April 13, 1917 ~ May 29, 2011
Photo taken by Suzanne June 5, 2009

Governor Rick Perry of Texas ordered all flags of the United States and of Texas to fly at half-mast on May 30, 2011.  This was in honor of former Texas Governor William P. Clemens, Jr. who passed away on May 29, 2011 at the age of 94 years.  Governor Clemens served as our 42nd and 44th Governor.  He served from 1979 to 1983, and from 1987-1991.  While on my way to work that week, I noticed this flag flying half-mast in front of one of our city buildings to honor the former Governor.  And I couldn't help but notice the beautiful, massive 'Crepe Myrtle' tree behind it.  Wouldn't do, but to have a photo.  What a lovely scene. The flag has now returned to full mast.


United States of America


United Kingdom



New Zealand
South Africa


These are just a few of the beautiful flags of the world.  It's amazing to me that each country has it's own colors, yet we all agree on our patriotic symbols...flags being one of them.
So, let's celebrate Flag Day for all the world!

This time last year, I had been blogging for only a few weeks.  I didn't know what the heck I was doing.  Do I know now?  Probably not!  But, on June 12, 2010, I wrote and entered a post for Flag Day.  You can see it in my archives if you have a chance to browse...or click below to go there, if it works!

Thanks for stopping by...drop me a line if you get a chance.
  See you next time!

Celebrate Flag Day June 14, 2010!

I have a lot to be thankful for!
My Family and Friends
My wonderful and fun blogmates
Yahoo Images

Please forgive me if I failed to include your country's beautiful flag,
for there are so many to be proud of!

Shawn, sporting his Flag t-shirt and waving his Flag!
photo by mammaw * july 4, 2010
"Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue."
~George M. Cohan


  1. NICE post susan!! in a patriotic sort of way! LOVE all the flags...they're all so beautiful!

    so was Gov Clemens a GOOD governor?? i guess so, or you prob wouldn't have mentioned him!

    CUTE picture of flag bearing...flag waving...shawn!!

    congratulations on your blog anniversary! and i'll go check out your last years flag day post! i didn't know you then...
    it's kinda funny to go back to the beginning an read...i sure had no idea what the heck i was doing...still don't at times...

    OH, and love your flag pictures...the ones YOU took...i can almost FEEL the breeze!

    take care & have a great sunday!

  2. PS...i voted on 'up your nose...", wasn't that winkler in happy days?? NO!!!!! on second thought...i think it was Travolta in Kotter!!!!

    i clicked on link for voting in the 'celebrate flag day' survey but got an Oops! message....?? just thought i'd let ya know...

    happy sunday...again!

  3. Seems I am always surprised when on Flag Day I go out front in the morning and all the flags are displayed on poles in the neighborhood due to a local Boy Scout troop (a fundraiser that is a huge success!).

    Nice that you remembered your Governor...he lived to a ripe age.

    About that lettuce: once you pull it up, you just reseed so that there is a continual supply. It will reseed, but it takes it getting old, going to seed, and then, lo and behold, lettuce is growing there the next spring!

    Have a great Sunday, Susan.

    Nancy, Nancy Art Crafts

  4. Hi Susan,
    I join you in good wishes to people affected by the tornado. Oh, these disasters take a terrible ongoing toll don't they. Same thing over here, our people are still having to wrangle with insurance companies for flood damage - no homes repaired yet.

    I enjoyed reading about how you observe Flag Day. It's interesting, all the different traditions and customs of our corners of the earth.
    All the flags look great together too :D)

    That is certainly a beautiful crepe myrtle. No wonder you couldn't resist taking the photo.

    Thanks for the update on your jury duty, I was wondering where you were with that.

    Well, cheerio for now and have a great week. Oh, and Shawn is such a cutey too ... ha ha, I don't have to tell you that do I! :D)

  5. Hi Laura, thanks for the compliments on my flag photos. One of them had my hair blowing in the pic too, brooother! I am patriotic-love being here...just no savvy politically. But Gov. Clemens did leave a mark. He was the 1st Rep. to serve as Gov. in Texas since the Reconstruction. He worked on reducing crime, drug wars, immigration issues, economy, etc. But...there's always that but! In his 2nd term, he admitted to paying college football players (13) from a slush fund, in 1987, even after having done away with the slush fund in 1986. They felt like they had to continue to pay these players. It resulted in the NCAA shutting down that particular football program, and they chose not to re-team the following year. They do play now, but have never recouped the glory they once had. An impeachment was called for, but didn't happen. Gov. Clemens did not run again for Gov. Karo says it was a common practice in colleges, so I guess Gov. Clemens isn't the only one. He admitted he knew it was wrong to continue this practice, and did apologize.

    As for my poll-I thought you may have voted. You know I can't divulge the results yet, but you could be right!

    And, I guess I didn't put the link to my last year's Flag post right...see, sometimes I still don't know what the heck I'm doing.

    Thanks Laura-happy Sunday and good sign hunting!

  6. Hi Nancy, thanks for coming by. We saw lots of flags today while taking our grandson back to Cleburne. Hooray for your neighborhood...our street has only 3 flags flying thus far. Thankyou for the tips on the lettuce. I did try to grow it one year in the ground. It came up nicely, it was just hard to wash the sandy soil completely out of it. Love that lettuce. Have a great Sunday Nancy.

  7. Susan, so glad you enjoyed the flags. I think they're all glorious! And we have such pretty crepe myrtles everywhere. I have a white one and three red ones in my yard. Two of them were already here. But I love the pink and lilac colored crepe myrtles.

    Yes, still on jury duty. We thought we could wrap it up on Friday, but couldn't. Hope we can finish on Monday...I guess we'll see. It's very tiring. Have a great week Susan!


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