Veterans Day 2020

 

This Flag FLIES Across the Flowered Plain!

These Stars and Stripes are AWESOME! As I gardener I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of planning it took to map them out and then plant all the red, white and blue flowers. The long side of “Old Glory” is 740 feet long, the shorter side measures 390 feet. Not only is it huge, the proportions are correct according to Executive Order #10834.

The floral American Flag covers 6.65 acres. The 5 pointed stars, comprised of White Larkspur, are 24 feet in diameter. Each stripe is 30 feet wide. It’s estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants. With 4 to 5 flowers on each stem that totals more than 2 million flowers.

The beautiful American Flag “flies” near Vandenberg AFB, close to the small town of Lompoc, California, in Santa Barbara County. The field is about 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The entire distance from the Flag to the coast is spectacularly planted with colorful flowers by different seed companies. I don’t know which seed company did this. I wish I knew, I’d only purchase my flower seeds from them. With all that is currently going on in our country, it is great to see this beautiful display of the American Spirit.

So, on this VETERAN’S DAY I want to thank all of the wonderful men and women, as well as their families, who have sacrificed to protect us and this great country. Our Veterans are very special; please take a moment to say a prayer for all of those who have and are currently serving in our armed forces so we may live in freedom. I also want to include the men and women in law enforcement and the EMS who keep us safe. ALWAYS THANK A VETERAN, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER or FIRST RESPONDER; it just doesn’t have to be today. When you see someone in a uniform tell them how much you appreciate their sacrifices to protect our Freedoms and Safety here in America. Give them a smile and say, “Thank YOU for what you’re doing to keep us safe in the USA!” With Grateful Hugs,

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One Response to “Veterans Day 2020”

  1. Carole Kabrin Says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing this!❤️

    Sent from my iPhone

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