Child Saluting American Flag

Happy Memorial Day!


This is my 7-year old son, who followed me up the hill to take photos of our neighbor's American Flag. The flag is positioned at the top of a hill that overlooks the Santa Clarita Valley. No, it was not spontaneous. He was staring up at the flag and I thought a salute would make a patriotic image. I was right. :)

  • Jeff Turner PRO 7y

    Amy, thank you.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Karen Rice PRO 7y

    Very nice photo, Jeff. I used it in my blog on Active Rain. Thanks for sharing it!
  • Sandy/Chuck Harris PRO 7y

    Heart warming.

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  • Jennifer Kershaw 6y

    Thanks for posting! With your permission and credit given, I would like to use this as my desktop background in my 3rd grade classroom during the month of May.
  • Jeff Turner PRO 6y

    I'd be honored.
  • Jill Kemerer 6y

    Very striking shot. I'm posting it on my blog for Memorial day. Thanks!
  • @FresYes PRO 6y

    wow that is a fantastic moment captured
  • Pat White 6y

    I love this photo of my ittle guy, should have used it today on
    our float in the parade here in Grafton, WV.
  • conniegreenhouse 6y

    I can't tell whether he looks more like you or Rocky !
  • National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution PRO 6y

    We’d like to invite you to contribute your photo and caption to the Star-Spangled Banner “Share Your Story” project group . A mosaic of the American flag, viewable on the National Museum of American History’s Web site, is made up of images from the group photo pool. This pool is made up of stories and photos from people like you. In commemoration of Flag Day this year, I hope you’ll share your thoughts and images of what the flag means to you. Please read the group rules before submitting. Thanks!!
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  • tiedyewriter 6y

  • toby124 6y


    I watched to behold, Oh Glory, flying so bold
    In the light of a bright blue sky
    The wind passing through as she waves so true
    And my pride was lifted high
    Hand across our chest, knowing our nation is the best,
    As she flies in the morning sun
    So, lift her high and let her fly over our land,
    where the cry for freedom had all begun

    And let us stay the course, with no remorse,
    for the foundation has been laid
    Remembering the sacrifice of all the lives,
    for an awesome price has truly been paid
    The courage she declares with the message she bears,
    Of freedom without fear
    So when you see her fly, waving in the sky,
    With freedom, lift up your voices with cheer!
  • jt_drummeruk 6y

    Hi there, thank you for allowing this for use under the Attribution 2.0 generic license. I recently used this image to illustrate an article in 'the environmentalist' magazine. If you would like, you can contact me at

    Best regards
  • Just some dust PRO 5y

    Nice photo.

    Thanks for the Creative Commons license. I used this image in a blog about Memorial Day events in Kansas City.
  • Jeff Turner PRO 5y

    My pleasure, happy to do so.
  • joyfulkathryn 5y

    Love your photo - I used it in this post:

    Thank you!
  • jessechou0 4y

    Great photo. We are using it at Sandlot Hero - Thanks!!

    Jeff: With proper credit given - I used your photo in today's post on the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Facebook page for Veterans Day.
    It's a great shot! Thank you for making it available.
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Taken on May 25, 2008
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