As a person who loves red, white, and blue and stars and stripes, I’ve been known to have Flag Day parties.
Today, however, I headed to a local air show. The airport is near my house, so, for days, I’ve heard airplanes coming in for the air show and practicing for it. This year, as in past years, I tried to take photos of the planes, but they always look like specks.
So I set out, umbrella in hand in case of rain, to see the air show this year.
Planes and helicopters from various wars flew and some did tricks. I took a lot of photos, and tried to make a few movies, unsuccessfully.
In the Flag Day proclamation for 2014, President Obama said:
- For more than two centuries, Americans have saluted Old Glory in times of trial and triumph. Generations have looked to it as they steeled their resolve, and an unbroken chain of men and women in uniform has served under our flag. From the banks of Baltimore's Inner Harbor to European trenches and Pacific islands, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, they have risked their lives so we might live ours.