Lt Collins Flag Day speech from the Sand Pebbles.
Thread: Flag Day
THE ONLY FLAG THAT DOESN'T FLY…. this is awesome
Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It ' s a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB.! Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated t o contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4 -5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson Soldiers ' Prayer
For our soldiers.... Please don t break it
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen.[size=][/size]
longwatch wrote:A little later in the Movie:
"They expect in the end to haul down the flag, in shame and disgrace. We will not let them do that. When the time comes, we will defend our flag with our life's blood."
I can think of many worse things to say....
"For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V