Y10 M06 D165 Happy Flag Day by cirasj

Y10 M06 D165 Happy Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the United States national flag in 1777 by the Continental Congress.

I just found out an interesting fact about the Massachusetts flag. Up until 1971 it was two sided. On the front was the blue shield with an indian holding a bow and arrow. A ribbon with the state motto ("Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" or "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.") was around the shield, and an arm holding a sword was used as a crest. Since flags were hand painted in 1915, the reverse was made to be more simple: a green tree was painted in the middle of the shield, no ribbon, no motto, no crest.
Thank you for posting this. My flag is out, but I took no flag pictures.
June 15th, 2019  
I always love seeing the flag; nice shot!
June 18th, 2019  
Well captured!
June 19th, 2019  
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