Monday, July 4, 2011
Ruby Tuesday - Stars and Stripes in the 45th state
Ruby Tuesday arrives for post on July 4, day three in 1776 that culminated with the Declaration of Independence, the decision of the original thirteen colonies to break free from England.
Thus, the modern day symbol of a free land, each stripe designated for each original colonies to the 50 stars representing each state (since 1960) in this union.
This is a flag at the homestead of my once small brother Chris in Utah, the 45th state in ruby also represented by the smaller flag out front.
He is USAF retired, and his wife (also USAF) took the oath to protect and defend. With their background of service, this is a fine view of the flag. I like the fresh winter snow and bright clouds in the sky in the background, the ambient brilliance allows the colors to look all the more dramatic.
Rubies are all about us, reflecting objects, symbols, places and times. See them all at Mary's meme!