Here is my second entry into this month's ActiveRain "Ole Glory Coast to Coast" challenge.
There are plenty of homes and businesses in my area with flags displayed, however most of the roads I travel don't have any place to safely pull off and take a photo. Traveling 60 miles per hour or more down a two lane road with no shoulders isn't conducive to taking photos. (PS, I have shoulders, the road didn't)
Today I was a passenger in a vehicle. We went to Bigfork Montana which is located on the east side of the valley, to check out some lots for buyer clients. On the way back, I saw the flag above and managed to whip my phone up, find the camera app, and take a quick photo as we drove by.
This flag was high on a hill, and if you look at the bottom left of the flag pole, you can tell there are some snow covered mountains behind them. It is quite impressive as it stands high above a busy intersection. No one can miss it!
And just to add another photo, with no mountain in the back, this is a flag we had flying last year in front of our home. It wound up getting weathered, and we now have a new flag ready to go up.
Which is better? Neither. They both fly as a demonstration of patriotism and love of country.
“I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.” John Thune, South Dakota senator.