Love your story Buzz Mackintosh God Bless America Happy Flag Day
Hi Buzz- well done. When we lived in Leesburg, VA, we took every opportunity we had to visit the Civil War and Revolutionary War sights. I did not know the story of how FSK ended up on the truce ship.
Kathy Streib if you dig a little deeper as Paul Harvey use to say "and now you know the rest of the story"!
We all seem to have really interesting stories if we dig deep enough into history
Laura Cerrano I enjoy finding the tid bits that are not widely known, thanks for the comment.
What a special photo and a wonderful history lesson! Glad to see this featured so hopefully more will read it.
Jeff Dowler, CRS the FSK Memorial at Mt Olivet Cemetery is a beautiful spot. They had their annual Flag Day history lecture yesterday.
Loved the little history this moring! Love the song through and through.
Erik Hiss it is a wonderful song and to listen to all the verses that we normally do not hear.
Great tip on getting a guided tour. I always take the guided tours at destinations. The guides will know so many cool facts you'd never get from the sign out front.
Very true the local guides always give you "the rest of the story"!
Had we not had this challenge I might not have learned about all that history in your neck-o-the-woods! Thank you for this fabulous bit of history.
Excellent, personal post for the June Challenge. Great history lesson, too!
Thanks Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ , I've really enjoyed this challenge as I'm surrounded with great material where I live!
The Star-Spangled Banner - the most beautiful song I have heard in the last 50 years! The only song I know that never "ages!"
So very true Aura Alex
Those are nice pictures, Buzz. I had to smile at the 3 cent stamp. I remember as a kid, postage being that price. I also remember when Mom and Dad had a fit when the price of a stamp raised to 5 cents.
Those prices keep climbing Myrl Jeffcoat, Thanks for the feature in the OFC
CONGRATULATIONS Buzz, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!
Buzz, very cool post, and have not ever been to Mount Olivet Cemetery, even though I lived fairly close years ago.
I liked your post Buzz Mackintosh
There is so much history surrounding the American Flag and what it stands for. I am glad to have read the story you presented.
Buzz Mackintosh - thank you for the history lesson about Flag Day. I sure with this was a Federal Holiday.
Thanks for sharing with us Buzz! Have yourself a great day.
Buzz what an awesome post and ironically I did not get pinged to this post, then to boot I did not even see it in the Featured post... now with that said so glad you wrote this and I am thrilled that it got Featured, Endre
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