Flags of the Day
Today is Kalevala Day in Finland; Independence Day in Egypt; and Burgsonndeg in Luxemburg.
Animated flags provided courtesy of Pascal Gross.
Vexillarium is a Latin based word meaning Flag Room. It might also be translated into the naval term, Flag Locker. With the opening of Vexillarium, I welcome you into my Flag Locker.
In this AP photo, Muslims in Kashmir burn what is supposed to be a "Danish" flag. It is actually the flag of England.
The Pakisanis in this AP photo are burning a 52-star version of the US flag. The number of stars indicate that this is a home-made flag; although it is quite nicely done. The maker but much more pride in his work than most burners of home-made flags.
The caption with this Associated Press photo of Pakistanis protesting Danish cartoons states that the men are standing on Danish flags. The flags in the photo are Norwegian.
Monday, the Most Reverend David R. Choby will be ordained and installed as the new Bishop of Nashville. Bishop-elect Choby has been our pastor since we moved to Sumner County over 15 years ago, and he has been a pastor in every sense of the word. Pope Benedict XVI has blessed the Diocese of Nashville by giving this man to the diocese as Bishop. We, at St. John Vianney Church in Gallatin, are pleased and proud, but also a little sad about sharing our treasure with the rest of Middle Tennessee.
This cartoon is found on the blog of a cartoonist called kinkyturtle.
A flag waived by South Carolina soldiers in the Mexican War has returned home more than 150 years after it flew alongside the Palmetto Regiment.
The Tennessee State Museum's special exhibit on the Tennessee flag is now at the Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University.
It is easy to find the Canadian contingent at the Winter Olympics in Turin. Just look for the five-storey Canadian flag draped along the facade of one of three buildings they occupy.
A socialist youth organisation in Australia wants university students flag-burning kits next week. The kits, containing an Australian flag, a lighter, a fire-lighting cube and socialist pamphlets, will be sold at university orientation week for $5 each.