National Flag Week: A Stars & Stripes Salute!

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 It’s National Flag Week, with Flag Day on June 14th, commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States and paying tribute to the banner that weaves us together and waves above us all.

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I filled a basket to hang on our dock at the lake with Queen Anne’s Lace, Endless Summer Hydrangea and carnations for a little red, white and blue. Sunflowers from the grocery store add a little sunny cheer to the blooming stars & stripes salute!

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From the Presidential Proclamation:

With hands over hearts, Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs have long saluted Old Glory and honored its legacy.  Our flag persists as a powerful representation of freedom and opportunity.  Waving high above capitol buildings and courthouses, military bases and embassies across the globe, and on the distant surface of the moon, it calls on each of us to remember our obligations to the Republic for which it stands and to carry forward the unwavering optimism that defines us.

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America endures because of the courage of servicemen and women who serve under this standard, and our veterans are forever draped in the red, white, and blue when they are laid to rest.  Wherever the flag lies or flies, its message is clear:  We rise and fall together, as one Nation and one people.

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The American flag invokes pride in our citizens and hope in those who come to our shores in search of a brighter tomorrow.  In recognition of the ways it has embodied our ideals and sustained our Nation, let us pay tribute to the Star Spangled Banner and continue striving to create a more perfect and indivisible Union — with liberty and justice for all.

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Americans are encouraged to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag, so I’m waving the flag from the archives.

Click on the links in red, for a Stars & Stripes Salute!

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Flags on the Porch for a Stars & Stripes Salute

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Long May She Wave

Patriotic table & book review

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Patriotic Dressing~ Potting Shed

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Watermelon, Feta and Blueberry Flag 

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A red, white and blooming combination of white petunias, red verbena, and blue lobelia.

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Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue Picnic

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 Banner Yet Wave,

Table & Star-Spangled Menu

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Red, White and Blue Transferware

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A Red, White and Blooming Patriotic Table!

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Long May She Wave:

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“In its deluxe format with over 500 illustrations, LONG MAY SHE WAVE  gives wide berth to the flag in all its manifestations, and the result is a stunning visual history of America’s most treasured symbol.”

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,  Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesdays,
 Tablescape Thursday,  Home Sweet Home,  Feathered Nest Friday
 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

  30 comments for “National Flag Week: A Stars & Stripes Salute!

  1. Sherlie Magaret
    June 13, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Gorgeous, I love it all!!!

  2. June 13, 2016 at 6:28 am

    The Queen Ann Lace shadow reminds me of fireworks Mary:@) I love all of your RW&B inspiration-Happy Flag Week!

  3. June 13, 2016 at 6:44 am

    My favorite kind of post from you – an opportunity to see many in one. Beautiful. Our flag represents so much!

  4. Michelle
    June 13, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Very patriotic, Mary! You always d o a. Beautiful job🤗😎🌴

  5. Peggy Bryant
    June 13, 2016 at 7:20 am

    ❤️ Thank you

  6. June 13, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Let’s hear it for the Red, White & Blue! Gorgeous photos & flower arrangements & tablescapes and, and, and…just everything! *sigh* Flag day is my sweet Caroline’s birthday. I’ve never done a patriotic party for her though. Hmmmm….

  7. June 13, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Oh my goodness, this post is filled with goodness and beauty. Sharing on Poofing the Pillows Facebook page today.

  8. June 13, 2016 at 8:34 am

    What a beautiful post on our American symbol of freedom, Mary. I so enjoyed seeing your posts from your archives on all the red, white, and blue, for patriotic inspiration. Long wave she wave, Mary! 🇺🇸

  9. June 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Hooray for the red white and blue! Gorgeous tribute and decorations Mary! I love that you even decorate your dock, your home is literally bursting with pride-I’m sure this will inspire many to get their flags waving!
    Jenna

  10. Ellen Stillabower
    June 13, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful display and verbiage but One Nation Under God Was left out!! Otherwise, everything was perfect!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Linda E.
      June 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      I agree, Ellen!

  11. June 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Ha, you have inspired me to drag out some of my mom’s patriotic things and do the porch. Grins and Happy Flag day, great post, Sandi

  12. Lauren Butler
    June 13, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Please use this email going forward:

    LaurenButlerNC@Yahoo.com

    Warm regards,

    lauren butler

  13. June 13, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Mary, you know this TX girl is smiling and humming along with a patriotic melody. I want to click on each link and savor each one of these creative, heartfelt posts. I’m happy to have all the links in one place.
    Enjoy the red, white, and blue of National Flag Week. Our flag is proudly flying!

  14. Mary
    June 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Beautiful, patriotic and very festive! Thank-you for sharing your awesome creativity.

  15. June 13, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    So festive and patriotic! God Bless America…

  16. June 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Mary, thank you for the inspiring, patriotic post honoring our beautiful red, white, and blue American flag! Long may she wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  17. Marilyn
    June 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you for this great post. We enjoyed it tremendously.
    HAPPY FLAG DAY
    Marilyn and family

  18. Granny Gay
    June 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Wonderful display of your patriotism…thank you for sharing such creativity…

  19. June 14, 2016 at 9:29 am

    How festive and fun! Lovely post per usual. LOVE the blue and white transfer ware with the pretty hydrangeas *le sigh*

  20. June 14, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Wow! I live visiting your blog! You are so inspirational! Bless you my friend!

  21. Paula
    June 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    ~Mary~

    You truly did our Red,White & Blue honors !!! Wish I could sail on over and enjoy it with you !!

    God Bless USA
    Paula
    IN

  22. June 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    You have inspired me to get my flags out and remember what they stand for.

  23. Melodie Strickland
    June 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    What an inspirational patriotic display of the red, white and blue!! God Bless America!!

  24. June 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I was grinning from ear to ear at each and every picture. I went back 3 times to look at them all. I LOVED THEM! Everything was so beautiful. Awesome post!

  25. Bonnie Bee
    June 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

    NOTHING more BEAUTIFUL than the RED, WHITE & BLUE of our fabulous FLAG… except your tablescapes & vignettes… thanks for sharing your wonderful talents…

  26. Karen Cook
    June 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    My dad’s birthday was June 14th–flag day–and he always said isn’t it nice that they have the flags out for my birthday.
    So every year my sister and I decked out the house in flags and whisper Happy Birthday Dad!

  27. June 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Love that shot of the flag banner! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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