Jun 14-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: June: Jun 14-09
Original Flag Day Poster    ...scroll down to share comments
1917 poster
Old Glory in Calumet 1913    ...scroll down to share comments
From Copper Country Reflections

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 08:19 am:

One aspect of history that I find fascinating is to make correlations between events in a given time period. We've seen pictures of the flags waving in the streets of Calumet during the miners' strike of 1913-1914. I wonder if these images were fresh in Woodrow Wilson's mind when he issued the official proclamation of Flag Day on June 14, 1916? The Copper Country played a much more prominent role in the U.S. in those days. Funny how regional identities emerge and capture public attention for awhile, just to be displaced by attention to some other region. As the Copper Country faded as an industrial leader, the Motor City came into prominence. Decades later Silicon Valley became the focus. Over time, the Copper Boom came to an end, the influence of the auto industry has faded, and the high-tech bubble burst. Somehow our country keeps cranking along, and Old Glory keeps waving.

Stars and Stripes
Have a good week :o)
Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 08:39 am:

Thanks 4 sharing these wonderful pictures, and don't 4-get 2 display your Stars + Stripes 2-day.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 09:34 am:

Our FLAG flies 24/7, We keep it flying in remembrance of all who fought, are fighting and will fight (hope and pray we won't) in the future, for these freedom's we now have.

By elm (Grampy) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 11:03 am:

Our Flag also flies 24/7. Proud to keep it waving In the light of a dusk to dawn light.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 11:49 am:

Well said Charlie...

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 05:11 pm:

Happy Flag Day. Our flag flies 24/7 also.

By Thomas D. Dessellier (Tomd) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 05:53 pm:

Great pictures. Just got back from the UP and wonder if you folks are ever going to have summer temps. Weather was cold on Saturday June 6th but then started to warm up into the mid 60's but the time I left for home on Saturday June 13th. Inspite of the weather it was great to get back home for a week and do some great fishing and see some old freinds.

By Therese (Therese) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 08:12 pm:

Oof! Forgot it was flag day! I have the flag that flew over my Dad's destroyer in the Pacific the day Japan surrendered. Or so I always thought, then discovered that it was one of several: Dad and his buddies ran one up the flagstaff, ran it down and passed it to a friend, then ran up the next. They left the flag locker empty and one flag flying.

The flag flew every holiday at my house when I was growing up, and it was passed on to me after Dad died and Mom moved to an apartment building. It has a few holes and the striped are more yellow than white, but I have to say it is one of my most treasured possessions.

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 03:55 pm:

The third photo is of the flag on the stern of the National Park Service Ranger III.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 09:09 am:

Lots of U.S. Flags on this cover:

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