Happy Independence Day Tallahassee

An American Flag flying in Tallahassee, FL
Old glory swaying in the breeze in Tallahassee, FL

(Yes I know I’m a day early, but I wanted to share some fun links the day before Independence Day.)

The Fourth of July in Tallahassee

I love Tallahassee and I love Tallahassee’s patriotism. Being a government and politically charged city, it’s easy to see why there are so many red, white and blue flags, streamers, banners and signs around. Happy Independence Day Tallahassee! No matter the reason for the patriotism, it’s nice to see and feel it. If you’re looking for something to do in Tallahassee for the 4th of July, check out the City of Tallahassee’s website for events at Tom Brown Park: Celebrate America 2012 – Talgov.com.
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Happy Flag Day 2012 Tallahassee

Old Glory flying proudly
Old Glory flying proudly. Photo by William Kristoph using iPhone 4 and Camera+
As my wife would tell you, occasionally I just get an urge to do something out of the blue and until it is done it occupies my mind constantly. About a year ago, we talked about getting an American Flag for the house. There are plenty of extended family members that serve or have served in the military, so we thought it would be nice to give the flag a place of honor in the house.

I put the thought on the back burner until a few weeks ago when the flag bug bit me again. Instead of trying to find a spot in the house, I decided to fly one outside 24-7. I did a lot of reading online about U.S. Flag Code (which, incidentally is not law) so that I wouldn’t disrespect the flag. The code very old and very vague in spots, but I finally settled on the fact that I’d need to purchase a nylon flag for all-weather flying in Tallahassee and a couple of solar lights to illuminate the flag since I didn’t want to take it in every night.