Happy Fourth of July

Originally posted July 4, 2011

I have taken so many photos of this set of flags that they deserve their own album. There are 13 flagpoles on Riley Plaza in Salem, Massachusetts. They represent the 13 original colonies when the country proclaimed independence. There is one central flag pole surrounded by 12 shorter poles.

The plaza commemorates Congressional Medal of Honor John P. Riley USN, for his service in the Spanish-American War, 1898.

In some photos you may see a 14th flag. That flag pole is on the property is the US Post Office in Salem.

The upper left photo shows all the flags at half staff. This was done in honor of Senator Edward Kennedy's passing. The middle photo was taken at the height of a December blizzard. The clouds broke just for a few seconds. The black flag always flies below the main flag in honor of P.O.W's and M.I.A's.

Happy Independence Day everyone!

Photos and collage: CrazyasaCoolFox
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Uapa said…
I'm really right when I say you have interesting places there :-)
Betsy Brock said…
LOVE the collage! Happy 4th to you!

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