Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, USA

You're a grand old flag,

You're a high flying flag,

And forever in peace may you wave
  You're the emblem of the land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.

Thank you, George M. Cohan for the music and thank you to millions of Americans who have lived and died to keep these words true. From Valley Forge over two hundred years ago to  Fallujah in a not-so-distant past my deepest gratitude to all those who protect our flag, our selves and our republic.  

I thought you all would enjoy a few pictures of the flags at Rockefeller Center. The blue umbrellas you see are set in what is the ice rink in the winter. I took these on Saturday and loved the bright sun and the waving flags.

It's been a fun weekend and I am luxuriating in having a day to catch up on things I didn't get to earlier. Bright sunny weather today, unlike yesterday's thunder storms. I see some Italian ices in my day! Hope it's a great Fourth of July all over!


LDH said...

I do enjoy your photos of the emblem of the land I love!

Happy 4th!

Amrita said...

Have a great party

Ms Sparrow said...

Wow! Thanks for the pictures of something I would have never seen, for adding the great lyrics of a song I haven't heard in years and for your generosity in sharing your life in New York City!

Lynda said...

Beautiful pictures on a beautiful NY day! Summer time in NY is always more special because the memory of winter is not far from our mind. We are blessed, blessed, blessed to live in such a wonderful country.

Barbara F. said...

Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy the day and your Italian ices!! xo,

Mevely317 said...

I love that song ... and these beautiful photos!
Hope you enjoy a spectacular day!

Carol............. said...

Very impressive pictures.

Wonderful music..thank you.

Sheilagh said...

Love your pictures hope you are having a lovely day.

Love and hugs


Chatty Crone said...

Those pictures are so pretty - New York is awesome.


Jemi Fraser said...

Happy 4th! :)

Country Dreaming said...

I just love a grouping of flags.
They represent so much to Americans and it is a sight to see.

Hope you enjoyed your ices!


JeanMac said...

Very nice. Thanks for stopping by -isn't Chatty great?