Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Independence day summary

The Queens Gazette gives us a rundown of all things patriotic:

When in the course of human events...

Guidelines For Displaying The Flag

It's a grand old flag

7 comments:

Joseph said...

Long may she wave!

verdi said...

May its folds protect no tyrant crew !

Anonymous said...

That photo brought back some memories for me. When I was a kid in the 1950's, every house in Flushing proudly had the American flag displayed for the holidays. Didn't matter what part of the world the homeowner came from, we were all proud Americans back then. Just plain Americans, no pronouns.

Anonymous said...

Ch. 11 just had a great story about one of the last US plants making US flags. Most of the workers there were immigrants.

To anonymous -- it cuts both ways -- many new Americans want to be "plain Americans," but the old Americans still refer to them as my "Russian" "Dominican" or "Asian" neighbor. I know of several 2nd and 3rd generation Americans of Asian descent who are professionals and still asked what country they are from and whether they speak English.

KG2V said...

Interesting today - On my block, starting at the corner

50 star flag
Bennington Flag (That's the 76 one)
48 star flag
Bettsy Ross flag
and My oddball - a Gadsdon flag

All one time American flags - all still "an American flag"

Depending on the day, I'll fly the Gadsdon, a Bennington, a Ross, or a 50 star

Long may they wave

Anonymous said...

To anonymous who posted: "To anonymous -- it cuts both ways -- many new Americans want to be "plain Americans," but the old Americans still refer to them as my "Russian" "Dominican" or "Asian" neighbor. I know of several 2nd and 3rd generation Americans of Asian descent who are professionals and still asked what country they are from and whether they speak English."

Thanks for the civic lesson, but I really don't care what people are called, or referred to as, by one another. Nor do I care what country anyone is from. It is a day to celebrate America.

I proudly display my country's flag, daily. I am an American and proud of it.

Read into that what you will. I don't care about your opinions either.

Anonymous said...

How many immigrants still say, "In my country..." referring to where they came from, not where they live now. America is just something to make money off of to return back home with. Rarely, do people come here with visions of the statue of liberty and freedom in their minds as was common in the early part of the 20th century. We need to stop romanticizing the immigrant experience and understand that economics is what it boils down to in today's society.