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Pictures of U S Flags - My Salute To Old Glory

Updated on May 29, 2013

American Flag - The Many Faces of the U. S. Flags! Old Glory!

This lens deals with U. S.. Flags and a salute to patriotism. It gives a pictorial history and background of old glory

The flag of the United States is among our nation's most recognizable symbols. We love "Old Glory!" As you travel the U.S.A., you will see it most frequently displayed. This is true of both public and private venues. I thought it might be interesting to visit and revisit some of its faces throughout history!

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Old Glory Picture Background and History!

Rattlesnake Emblen on Colonial FlagThe rattlesnake insignia was most appealing. American patriots favored this native New World creature as a fitting symbol for their cause because they would not strike unless provoked—and would give just warning first.


Grabd Union Flag - New Year's Day 1776The soldiers of the Continental Army gathering on New Year's Day 1776 brought their own individual local flags—but they were sworn to fight as one under General George Washington and to bring honor to the new flag. Combining British crosses with the red and white stripes of the Colonies showed that there was still hope for resolution, it was known as the Grand Union Flag.


13 Stars and Striprd Flags
"Thirteen Stars . . . Representing A New Constellation" - quite imaginatively. Stars arranged in a circle (above) were popular, while Long Islander John Hulbert placed the stars in a geometric cluster (below).


Battle of Bennington Flag
Oldest Known Flag
Experts believe this flag (Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777) is the oldest Stars and Stripes in existence.


Captain John Paul Jones's Flag
The captain of the British ship Serapu insisted, "Will you surrender? " Jones's reply: "I have not yet begun to fight! " Jones won, only to see his ship sink the next day. In his diary he wrote, "The very last vestige mortal eyes ever saw of the Bon Homme Richard was the defiant waving of her unconquered and unstricken flag as she went down. And as I had given them the good old ship for their sepulchre, I now bequeathed to my immortal dead the Flag they had so desperately defended, for their winding sheet."


The Original Star-Spangled Banner - 15 Stars And 15 Stripes
The Original Star-Spangled Banner Of 15 Stars And 15 Stripes (mandated by Congress after the admission of Vermont and Kentucky) - Fort McHenry in September 1814.



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United States Flag, 3'x5' - Nylon
United States Flag, 3'x5' - Nylon

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      Steve Jones 5 years ago from Birmingham UK

      Excellent lens. Grand Union Flag is my favourite.

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      nice lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wonderful tribute to our American Flag. Lensrolled to Flag Day in the USA.

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      teamlane 9 years ago

      I love all the flag pics! 5*

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      BR549 9 years ago

      Good lens - takes a while to load -5 stars