After having a three-day "Flag Sale" on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 1-3, it was time for Monday, July 4th: Independence Day!!!
As chairman of the Springfield Jaycees' "Flags For Patriotism" program, my Fourth of July got started very early (about 3:00 a.m.). After placing 16 temporary 60 pound concrete blocks (flagpole holders) at their locations in Springfield & Glenwood, it was back to the house to load up almost 100 large American Flags that were to be posted for the holiday.
After posting all the Flags I made it back home and set up a BUNCH of Flags in my front yard (As seen in an earlier YouNews story I posted here). Then it was time to relax and enjoy the day and, most importantly, take a short nap to make up for the lack of sleep the night before!
A little after 5 o'clock, I took down all my Flags (except the BIG 8'x12' hung in front of our garage door) and then at around 6:00 p.m. I was back in Springfield starting to pick up all the Jaycees' Flags. I finished picking up the Flags around 9:00 o'clock and headed back to the house. I got back home just as the last of the daylight was starting to fade.
With the gathering darkness, the garage's interior lights lit up the large American Flag that was covering the garage doorway. I parked the Flag-laden car off to the side, got my camera, and started taking pictures of the dramatic, back-lit American Flag.
This photo is my favorite one of the bunch!
Notice how the interior light is shining through the embroidery needle holes outlining the 33rd Star in the Flag's dark blue Union (canton)!!!
OREGON was the 33rd State to join the Union !!!