Ole Glory Coast to Coast-June ActiveRain Challenge…Celebrating Flag Day

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Ole Glory Coast to Coast-June ActiveRain Challenge…Celebrating Flag Day


If you’ve noticed the many posts this month with our beautiful flag flying proudly it is because of the Ole Glory Coast to Coast-June ActiveRain Challenge hosted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr. 


                          Some of the flags on our street.


As it happens, today, June 14 is Flag Day. President Woodrow Wilson established this day back in 1916…100 years after the Second Continental Congress while writing the Articles of Confederation, passed a resolution outlining how the Flag of this new union would look. You can learn more about Flag Day here. 


From the Houston Rodeo Parade


In Jeff Dowler’s June Challenge post, he mentioned that as a result of the challenge, he’s been noticing Ole Glory even more. He is absolutely correct. And, Mark Don McInnes has shared his Sandpoint Realty ‘Friday Flag’ for I’m not sure how long. 


I still get goosebumps when I see Old Glory at the beginning of a parade or sporting event, at the  Olympic podium when the US has won a medal…or just driving down the street and seeing people and businesses proudly flying the flag.



I started wandering down my Google Photos rabbit hole this weekend searching for flag photos and had to stop when I realized that I must have been preparing myself for this challenge for years and years. 



I remember after September 11, 2001, we came together as a nation…as neighbors…and displayed our flags on our homes and businesses. We wore flag pins and there were flags everywhere.


While the flag isn’t an entity that keeps us safe or provides food on our tables, it symbolizes who we are and how we came together. It says we are…

one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


Personally…I think it’s time to get back to that.


 When we honor our flag, we honor what we stand for as a Nation -- freedom, equality, justice, and hope.   Ronald Reagan


“...when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights, we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties.”  Calvin Coolidge.


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Comments (22)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A wonderful post for Flag Day! Thank you for sharing.

Jun 14, 2022 05:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, having this challenge this month has made us aware of more flags flying proudly around us.   

Jun 14, 2022 06:02 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I did not know it was flag day until I started reading the blog posts today.  If I had known, perhaps I would have scheduled my next post for the challenge for today, haha.

Jun 14, 2022 06:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... what wonderful photos you've shared today... I especially love the one of the Houston Rodeo Parade. May Old Glory wave for another 245 years and then some.

Jun 14, 2022 06:29 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Texas is one of the few places that puts the state flag as high (and large) as the American Flag. Although I was never in love with that...I love the look of the Texas flag!

Jun 14, 2022 07:32 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  I will be out today for 2 hours and going to see how many flags I can count on this special day!

Jun 14, 2022 08:25 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I love all the pictures, especially the last one!!!

Happy Flag Day!!!

Jun 14, 2022 10:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX Glad you still get goosebumps too. We've had a good breeze today so the flags were blowing!

Wayne Martin it needs to be taught in the home and our schools and I'm not sure that is happening. 

Jun 14, 2022 12:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti Thank you!  This is a fun challenge. 

Joan Cox you're right, I know I've been noticing them more. 

Jun 14, 2022 12:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England well, I can't wait to see it anyway!!!

Nina Hollander, Broker I don't know if you've ever been to a rodeo but it's exciting to see riders come out with the flags as they race around the arena. 

Jun 14, 2022 01:01 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... I've never been to a rodeo... it's an item on my bucket list.

Jun 14, 2022 01:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This is my mother's heavenly birthday.  She was born on Flag Day.  As a kid, the day was always combined with neighbors flying Old Glory, and birthday cake with candles.  Mom passed in 1975.

Jun 14, 2022 01:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hey Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you lived here...you know Texans!!!!  The bigger the better. 

Will Hamm We saw them waving in the breeze while we were out!

Jun 14, 2022 02:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George Souto Thank you!!!! It's fun finding flags. 

Jun 14, 2022 02:22 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions of Flag Day and I think President Ronald Reagan said it right Kathy Streib 

Jun 14, 2022 02:23 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - this challenge is long overdue and wish it included more people in it.  After 911 we saw everywhere "United We Stand."

Jun 15, 2022 04:01 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Great photos Kathy! The flag is something that always makes me emotional. 

Jun 15, 2022 06:26 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Hi, Kathy.

Your post photos are always beautiful. I love that rodeo parade. And the actual rodeo events. Thank you for sharing.


Jun 15, 2022 10:10 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Love it Kathy! I love seeing all the flags in your neighborhood!

Jun 20, 2022 05:29 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Kathy Streib , your posts have captured a couple different powerful scenes.  Our flag being carried by rider and horse have a certain power attached to them .  Mark

Jun 29, 2022 11:34 AM