Monday, July 7, 2014

The Air Is Full Of Sunlight & The Flag Is Full Of Stars




I love how my pictures turned out of the flag in front of the sunset! You know that Betsy Ross designed our first flag, but did you know that a high school student designed our current flag? It was a school project where Robert Heft designed a flag to include Alaska and Hawaii. He got a B- from his teacher. But in 1960, when President Eisenhower choose his design as our new flag, the teacher reconsidered and gave him a A. 

“To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.”

Henry Van Dyke

“Everybody everywhere, all earth-dwellers: When you see a flag flying on the mountain, look! When you hear the trumpet blown, listen!
Isaiah 18

21 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful shots Ginny. Hope you enjoy the beauty of God's nature in my post today.

Ann said...

oh those pictures did turn out wonderful. A beautiful sight.
I did know about Betsy Ross but not about the later design of the flag. Interesting

HOOTIN ANNI said...

OMGoodness...an "A" instead of a B-....well, now....if that don't beat all.

I enjoyed the beautiful sunset images...and the bit of trivia was outstanding.

Tamago said...

Such beautiful photos of the flag! I didn't know the current flag was designed by high school student. Totally deserves A :-)

Sandra said...

they are all magnificent, the flag, the colors the sun.. i THINK number 2 is my favorite, but not sure. i have not heard the quote before and once again the scripture is a perfect match

Chris Scheuer said...

Spectacular!! That's definitely a sight to behold Ginny and you caught it!!

Patsy said...

God Bless America !

From the Kitchen said...

I almost missed your post and great flag photos!! And, if the answer of who designed our current flag comes up on Jeopardy, I'll have the right question!!

Best,
Bonnie

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely post Ginny and thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday :)

Shug said...

such a beautiful scene. I love the American Flag.... !!!!

reana claire said...

I miss wishing you Happy Independence's Day, Ginny!! God Bless America!

As usual, very nice shots of the sunset and the flag standing high..

A Quiet Corner said...

Our flag is irreplaceable! Glad you got these, Ginny...beautiful pix!...:)JP

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It is a beautiful sunset! I am finally editing the pictures I took on the fourth.

George said...

All of these pictures are glorious. I really like them.

SquirrelQueen said...

Ginny, you have outdone yourself with this gorgeous photo of the flag at sunset.

I like that Robert's teacher reconsidered after the President choose his design but it should have been an A+.

LC said...

I didn't know that. Delightful image; fascinating info. Thanks!

Rose said...

Really beautiful captures, Ginny. Just so beautiful!

Maggie M said...

What fantastic pictures. A very beautiful scene. Hugs

Chatty Crone said...

That was breath taking!

Melanie said...

Those are beautiful pictures, Ginny!! You have a gift of being able to find those awesome shots!

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