Friday, July 4, 2008

The Red, White & Blue

Last Sunday afternoon after our freedom celebration at church, we took a drive around town. I had my camera with me and captured some photos so I could share them with you! Here are some homes in our community proudly waving their red, white, and blue....our American flag.

First on the tour, though, is our home and my mom and dad's home next door:







More homes in town proudly displaying their flags:

















And my sister-in-law, Missy, (Richie's wife) sent me this picture of their home:



Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light. What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight. O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so galantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free...and the home of the brave? ~ Francis Scott Key ~



Have you ever read the story of how our National Anthem came to be written? I think it's something we should all know. If you've never read it, here is a great (simple, but meaty) book to read to your children (or for yourself) that tells the story beautifully. Check it out!



God Bless America......the land of the free and the home of the brave.

10 comments:

Colleen said...

Beautiful post, Tammy! I hope you enjoyed the 4th!

Cheryl said...

Those are some nice shots of the homes. Very patriotic. Nice to see you home Tammy.

Primgal55 said...

Great pics! Lovely town!

Have a great weekend. hugs, Linda

Kindra said...

I haven't read that book, but will have to look for it at the library! I love all the pretty homes showing their patriotism! Glad to see that you are back home. I missed ya!

janeu729 said...

Just looked at your blog after reading about it on the Country Sampler board. Beautifully done and I LOVE the Jimi Hendricks Star-Spangled Banner! I grew up in Baltimore so I was well-schooled in the story of the writing of the National Anthem and visited Ft. McHenry many times!
Jane

*my user name on this is incorrect, but I can't figure out how to change it!

Jo-Anne said...

I have the same book. It is sitting out on my coffee table right now! It's great, isn't it?!?

The pictures are very lovely!

Hope you had fun at camp. It's good to have you home again. :)

Stephanie said...

I love how everyone decorates for the 4th, but I wish it was like that year round! Not only the colors but what it stands for.
Thanks for sharing those pics, they are really cool.
Have a great week,
Stephanie

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Love all the house pics. Glad to see you are home safe and sound!!!

Mary

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

What lovely photos, Tammy! A home is just not complete with a flag flying out front.

I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your family.

Smiles,
Lea

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!