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Symbols and Flags of Earth Day(4/22/08) To paraphrase a famous Clinton-era campaign slogan, “It’s the Environment, Stupid.”
That could have been the basis for Earth Day as conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969. Originally created as a teach-in about environmental problems facing Earth, it grew into the basis for the worldwide environmental movement.
How to Find Information on Flags(4/7/08) I discovered that flags were an educational hobby in early 1980. Realizing that the study of flags was called vexillology and that I was a vexillologist was a personal breakthrough. Many aspects of my interest in flags, such as heraldry, art, history, culture, language, sociology, color and design, are encompassed within this discipline.
Why Are Presidents Collected?(4/1/08) It is a mystery to educated people from other countries: What is it with the American fascination with presidents?
School children know their names in order by heart. Parents date important moments of their lives by who was in the Oval Office. Many people collect objects associated with their favorites. Why?
Antique American Flags(3/19/08)
Hello fellow Worthpointers and visitors. I hope you find the photos and descriptions of some of my more interesting flags to your liking. I would be happy to correspond with others regarding collecting antique flags.
The White House for Sale(3/18/08) If a piano leg falls through your ceiling at home, it does cause some excitement, but you patch up the hole and move on. What is the reaction, though, when it happens not in your house, but the White House.
Soiling of Old Glory(3/17/08) The Soiling of Old Glory
If you can’t use the American flag as a weapon, then what’s freedom of speech all about, anyway?
That could very well be the way some interpret the actions of the flag-wielding young man in the above photo. In reality, most everyone was horrified by the image.
How to Identify When Your American Flag Was Made(3/11/08) “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” – The Flag Act of 1777
How to Care for Old Flags(3/5/08) HOW TO CARE FOR OLD FLAGS
Flags manufactured before the age of synthetics were generally made whole or in part from wool, cotton and linen, all natural fibers.
Chesapeake Bay Flag Association Meeting, Feb 23, 2008(3/5/08) It was a relatively nice day in February, a little cool with possible rain later, but better than the ice storms and occasional snowstorms of the days before. That made it possible to view the large flag display set up by our host, Dale Grimes of Baltimore, Maryland in his backyard.