Monday, June 15, 2009

One more on "Old Glory''



Winifred ask why was our flag call ''Old Glory''

In 1831, Captain William Driver a ship master from Salem Massachusetts left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed ''Old Glory''! He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War until it was flown over the Tennessee Capital. His ''Old Glory'' became a nickname for all American Flags.

I was a young child when World War II was going on and I was very patriotic and my country and what our flag stands for mean life and death to me. Gods grace and Freedom. I get a little emotional about some things in life today.

6 comments:

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Patsy,
Thank you for sharing this information on Old Glory. I get emotional to about this country. When i think of the high price that was paid so I can have and enjoy the freedoms that i do just really touches my heart.
Hugs,
sue

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing that Patsy. God bless America.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Another lovely and interesting post !
Thanks for sharing that information, I always wondered why it was called Old Glory too !

Darla said...

That's an interesting tidbit!

Shellmo said...

I didn't know this - thank you for my lesson today!

Winifred said...

Thanks for this Patsy, it's very interesting.