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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fabulous Flag Flying Fourth

Those unbelievable sisters Kari & Kijsa have a Fabulous Flag Flying Fourth going!!! They have challenged us to put up our favorite flags. I am a little late getting in on this, as we have been sooo busy but I could not miss this great opportunity!!!

My husband spent all of 2005 over in Iraq. This huge flag, that we put up behind our piano, flew over his FOB while he was there. It is soooo beautiful. I wanted to bunch it and drape it over the piano, but in case you are like me and didn't know, there is flag etiquette and my hubby would stroke. I also have his American Soldier Freedom Defender flag, award, and pins on top of the piano.

This is an eagle that my dad painted and gave me last year. When he gave it to me, I thought, what in the world do you do with a giant painted eagle. However, being the daughter that I am I took it and made it work. It now resides in one of my flower beds. I don't think it looks too hideous, especially when everything is blooming. On the corner of the garage, is a little statue of an army man. We have drug him around to all of the many houses we have moved to. Last but not least, my youngest daughter added the flags to the whole ensemble. We have a ton of these little flags that we had when my husband came home from Iraq. We had them lining our driveway when he drove up.

Being as this is such a meaningful holiday for us, I would love to share a ton of historical facts. However, we have been painting, putting up pictures, cleaning out, and so on and so on for the last 3 days straight, and I am soooo tired. I will leave you with two amazing sites.

http://www.wallbuilders.com/ We will be ordering several resources from this company for our homeschool history this year.

http://www.heritage.org/ This is just a great site for accurate American History!!!

I hope you all have an amazing 4th and remember that Freedom is Not Free!!! Please, remember our troops!!

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P.S. Please come back on Monday and see what we have been up to around here!!!


Bobbie said...

That flag is beautiful and it is even more so since it was in Iraq with your husband. Thank you to your husband for serving in our military and to you - I cant imagine having my husband gone for so long. May God bless you both,

Hopefull said...

That is so great! A flag from a soldier is just awesome. Have a great 4th weeked!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Came on over via kari & kijsa! Thank your husband for us - we appreciate his dedication & service! God Bless the Troops!!
Have a great 4th!
Karla & Karrie

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful post, filled with patriotic items that have so many memories and personal ties!

Happy 4th! ~Rhonda :)

Beverly said...

God bless your husband and your family for the service and sacrifices you make for our glorious USA.

Have a wonderful holiday.


Courtney said...

happy Fourth to you! Thanks for stopping by Nesting Instincts. I look forward to seeing your new home come together!

ceekay said...

Please thank your hubby for his sacrifice and yours! Happy 4th!

Susie Harris said...

God Bless Your Husband! reading your post gives a new meaning to me for the 4th. Thank you.. Happy 4th... Susie H~

Terri and Bob said...

This is the most inspiring post of them all. Just knowing that flag was with your husband is so touching. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Charm & Grace said...

I love your blog and what your family is doing. I am also a homeschooling mom of 3, living just in the state to the east of you. I am so thankful for the freedom that we have not just in our nation, but in Christ. I love the little animated illustration of salvation in the bottom left of your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog this morning...

Christi from Charm & Grace

Nicole said...

That's a beautiful flag. Even more so with the incredible history behind it. I appreciate so much men like your husband and families like yours that sacrifice so much for our freedom. Hope you had a great 4th. I love your blog by the way, it's very cute.

Tam said...

Great Flags! MY HUBS WAS IN IRAQ...all of 2005 and came home in May of 2006....They left for Training in Dec. 2004....IT was a lONG LONG process!