Child Saluting American Flag

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    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. :)

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    1. Karen.E.Rice 98 months ago | reply

      Very nice photo, Jeff. I used it in my blog on Active Rain. Thanks for sharing it!

    2. grandmasandy+chuck 98 months ago | reply

      Heart warming.

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    3. Jennephik 93 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. JefferyTurner 93 months ago | reply

      I'd be honored.

    5. Jill Kemerer 92 months ago | reply

      Very striking shot. I'm posting it on my blog for Memorial day. Thanks!

    6. @FresYes 92 months ago | reply

      wow that is a fantastic moment captured

    7. rascalwil 92 months ago | reply

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

    8. conniegreenhouse 92 months ago | reply

      I can't tell whether he looks more like you or Rocky !

    9. national museum of american history 91 months ago | reply

      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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    10. toby124 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      OH GLORY!

      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!

    11. jt_drummeruk 87 months ago | reply

      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

    12. Just some dust 80 months ago | reply

      Nice photo.

      Thanks for the Creative Commons license. I used this image in a blog about Memorial Day events in Kansas City.

    13. JefferyTurner 80 months ago | reply

      My pleasure, happy to do so.

    14. jessechou0 71 months ago | reply

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

    15. CaptShoe1 38 months ago | reply

      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.

    16. momanizing 7 months ago | reply

      I posted about Memorial Day with your picture on my blog I linked to this page and credited you per licensing terms. Thank you for this picture. Tears sprung in my eyes the moment I saw it.

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