Monday, July 07, 2008

In remembering our birthday week-end

I was trying to find the Forerunners to Airplane nose art- in the form of Continental frigate's figureheads, but they're harder to find than an original Vargas nose art.
Instead, we'll have Continental flags and their evolution.

This was the first official Continental flag flown aboard naval vessels, also known as the Washington flag.

The first official Naval flag followed

Then the more common navel jack

The Grand Union flag was first unveils Jan, 1776 by General Washington in Cambridge, Mass.

And finally the Betsy Ross flag that we have adopted to our changing status as we grew into what we are now.

And as usual, a musical taste of subject:

Haul away Joe

An original version of "Yankee Doodle"

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