Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saluting the Flag

A farmers family saluting the US Flag, during the drought in Central and South Missouri; October 1953. LIFE images.

Clockwise from top left: a civilian, Girl Scout, fireman, and Boy Scout each saluting the flag; 1940. New York, NY. LIFE images.

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin saluting Amer. flag after being second man on moon during Apollo II mission; July 1969. LIFE images.

Kindergarten class singing the Flag Song as TV camera records saluting of the flag; 1951. Louisville, KY. LIFE images.

American soldiers saluting American flag flying at half staff during break in WWII action on Orote Pennisula in Guam; 1944. LIFE images.

banners WWI and WWII propaganda posters featuring the stars and stripes.


"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."




*** Note: I couldn’t find very many pictures of classic stars saluting, so Jimmy is kind of alone up there! I thought some of the other photos were cool, though. ;)

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