Friday, June 10, 2005

Every day is Flag Day

Today's edition of the Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal has a story on vexillologist Elliott Lamb. Lamb's interest in flags and their history started when he was about 12. A few years later, during the American Bicentennial celebration in 1976, he really got hooked. It was around that time that his family learned an ancestor -- Lamb's great, great, great grandfather, Sgt. James Lamb -- was a Revolutionary War hero.

When a family member, friend or neighbor celebrates a birthday, he flies the state flag of their birthplace.

When a military service member dies in combat, he flies the standard of their branch.

When a newsworthy event happens somewhere in the world, he flies the colors of that nation.

Sounds a bit like life here at the Cannon home in Tennessee.


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