June 15, 2009

Flag Day Belated

I attended a flag retirement ceremony yesterday... Flag Day. It was put on by an organization I'm in and I was surprised by how many were in attendance.

What surprised me most was how nasty the smoke was as we started to burn the flags. It smelled absolutely awful... a stench I smelled for an hour or so after it was over. A smell that made me thankful I am not asthmatic.

It made our newspaper, a great article, with online photos. My favorite quote was "I don't think the founding fathers anticipated that flags would one day be made of fire-retardant material."


There was a bagpiper who played Amazing Grace as the first flag was retired. A Barbershop Quartet who sang the Star Spangled Banner. A Boy Scout bugler that played Taps.

It was wonderful.

Article is HERE and the pix are HERE. A certain someone can be seen in picture 17.

I'll be there next year too... it's an annual event.

Posted by Boudicca at June 15, 2009 09:15 PM

Ok, looking at picture 17 ... is that you way in the background wearing 3/4 pants?

Posted by: Amanda at June 17, 2009 03:55 AM

Amanda- That's me. VW said, 'You have boobs! You need to have your picture taken with that photographer more often!" Heh. I'm in the process of trimming down for this next race.

Posted by: Bou at June 17, 2009 09:23 AM

If course now we all have to go look, to see if you really do have boobs. Heh. I've seen you in person so I know the answer to that.

Posted by: Denny at June 17, 2009 01:54 PM

It's not flame retardant that was the problem, it's those synthetic materials. A quick search of the internet reveals that the lefties learned to soak the flags in lighter fluid. Uh, try doing this wearing something that doesn't catch fire easily.

Posted by: Carl Brannen at June 17, 2009 02:52 PM