21 Flag Salute

Frequent visitors to this blog know that I often have a photo in the gallery of the flag flying over the memorial at Veterans Park or one of the flags I pass on the way to and from the park. Today is Memorial Day in the US, and I decided to share twenty-one of those photos, in honor of the brave men and women who have given their lives during the history of this country so that we may enjoy the freedom we set out to achieve a few hundred years ago.

One Flag – Every American

I know that this is the first major holiday of the year, and it falls at a point where pandemic restrictions are being lifted, and we might be beginning to feel like things are normal. I know that historically this weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer. That’s all good, but please take some time today to think about the people who paid the ultimate price to make this all possible.


  1. Beautiful journey by way of the one symbol of our collective strength and dignity. Thank you, Dan. We owe much to the brave men and women who went before us. 💗

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  2. Thanks for the solemnity this day deserves. Even in the photo with the cars, there’s a quiet in these flag portraits that is fitting, I think, for a place called Veterans Park.

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    • I liked the photo with the cars because it had been over a year since the parking lot had been full. Otherwise, it had been a quiet year, the flag standing alone in the park. But we make sure to notice it when we walk.

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  3. Never forget, especially when you’re a vet yourself! We must find our flag and put it out today! Our last one was destroyed by the bad weather. Great pics of all your flags! Happy Memorial Day!

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  4. A beautiful tribute to the men and women who have served in the military to protect our freedom. May we never forget their sacrifice for us. Your 21 flag salute is quite moving and a solemn reminder what today is all about. Thank you Dan.

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  5. A beautiful way to honor Memorial Day, Dan. I especially liked the photos with the sunlight twinkling near the flag, and the silhouettes. A solemn day in which we all take a moment to remember the sacrifices of our service men and women.

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  6. Hi Dan – thanks … lovely range of photos. I admire all who have served, who have given for their countries … all the best as summer is here. Stay safe – Hilary

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    • Thanks Roberta. It’s a misunderstood holiday over here. Most people equate it with Veterans Day, but it really is supposed to be for those who died while in service.


  7. We owe those who gave their lives in service to our country so much. God rest their souls. Hope you had a nice Memorial Day, Dan, and that this is the opening to a nice summer for you and yours. :)

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