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The Daily News—July 2, 2007

Three Cheers for our Canadian friends. Yesterday was Canada Day, and many fly the Maple Leaf flag to show their pride in their country. It’s a great looking flag—unique and easy to identify, easy for school children to draw, and easy on the eyes. Congratulations Canada. – News – Flag fliers ‘proud of this country’
canada-maple-leaf.JPGAt 10 o’clock Sunday morning, Philip Fournier will play a recording of the national anthem, replace the Canadian flag on his porch with a new one and let his patriotism hang out for another year.

He performs the flag-changing ritual every Canada Day with none of the hand-on-heart dramatics so common south of the border. But his love-of-country, Fournier insists, is every bit as heartfelt.

“I’ve always been a patriotic Canadian,” says Fournier, 56, sipping wine beneath his flapping Maple Leaf, which greets passersby in the Riverdale neighbourhood.

Pirate flags are a big NO, NO in the UK, unless you have special permission. I saw this story a few weeks ago (don’t remember if I mentioned it), but the birthday party is back on. The Smiths have received permission from the Stafford Bourough Council. Happy sixth Birthday, Morgan.

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Staffordshire | Family allowed to fly pirate flag
pirate-flag.jpgA family who were stopped from flying a Jolly Roger pirate flag at their house for their son’s birthday party have now been given planning permission for it.

Richard Smith and Sharon Cooper from Stone in Staffordshire postponed Morgan Smith’s sixth birthday to await the outcome of their application.

Permission is required to fly anything other than national flags, a Stafford Borough Council spokesman said.

Every country makes mistakes. This is a classic story about a flag that isn’t correct. Someone manufactured the flag with a backwards component and it was used a couple of times before it was pointed out. The issue was immediately rectified.

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
incorrect-flag.jpgThe presidential office for months used an incorrectly made national flag in President Roh Moo-hyun’s video messages. Cheong Wa Dae discarded the improper taegeukki after a citizen informed it about the error.

In President Roh’s congratulatory video message to the OhmyNews International Citizen Reporter’s Forum 2007 at the Korea Press Center in Seoul on June 28, the taegeukki next to the president is incorrect. The red and blue taegeuk circle at the center of the flag is reversed.

The Washington Guard of Galveston is an interesting part of Texas history. The Rosenberg Library is one of Texas’ oldest, and often displays memorabilia from early Texas. For more information about this display and others, head over to the Rosenberg Library website.

The Galveston County Daily News
tdn-washington-guards.jpgDuring the month of July, the Rosenberg Library will display artifacts related to the Washington Guards, the first military body established in Texas after the Civil War. These civilian men were incorporated into the state militia as Company A, First Texas Regiment. A small collection of Washington Guards memorabilia was donated to the library by Josephine Goldman in 1925. Among these items is a ceremonial sword from 1874 as well as an assortment of ribbons and medals from events associated with the Guards.

The Washington Guards were first established as a state militia in Galveston in 1871. Recognized as an elite and highly regarded organization, the Washington Guards were superior in drill exercises and won numerous competitions.

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