Monday, June 14, 2010

“O! say can you see ...?”

Today is Flag Day in the United States. If you want to know more about it, look it up.

Meanwhile, we'll give you a taste of what happened unexpectedly at one of those "tea parties" in Douglas County, Georgia. Some war veteran started singing the last verse (not the second, as he suggests) to the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” (No, this isn't about the Tea Party movement, this is about Our Flag. We'll have plenty of time for tea later in the year.)

In an piece written earlier this year, we discussed the possibility of a fifty-first state, what the flag would look like, and who takes care of that sort of thing. Below is an app which will help you imagine how its appearance might continue to change in the future, a little Flag Day fun, courtesy of Slate magazine. (NOTE: For scenarios of fifty-one stars or more, the "alternate" option is the most plausible -- maybe.)


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