Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Gettysburg Museum

This display at the Gettysburg Museum reflects my grandsons learning a little history about their state flag. The moon and Palmetto tree on a blue field was adopted by South Carolina in 1860 after seceding from the United States. The crescent moon on a blue field dates to the revolutionary period when it was used as a banner for the South Carolina militia. The state tree, the Palmetto, was added in creating a flag for the independent South Carolina. The flag became the state flag when South Carolina rejoined the Union.

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James of Newtown Area Photo.

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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflection for the day, Lew! And a very interesting post! Enjoyed reading about the Gettysburg Museum! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Nefertiti said...

magnifique

bon w end ;O)

Cezar and Léia said...

This Museum looks very interesting.I like your idea about this pictures, great reflections!
Léia

Dina said...

How good it is that there are such museums, and people who want to learn.
Nice picture of curiosity.

Rosie said...

Great reflection and interesting place to visit. Have a lovely weekend :) Rosie

cieldequimper said...

I would never have thought of doing that! Great!

Julie said...

The effect seems to my eye to be more Arabian than of the south of America. I enjoyed the text too, Lew, and I thank you for it.

Ann said...

You are a good grand dad to take them. Many youngster don't like to go to museums.

The tree is a palm tree?

James said...

Nice shot and interesting too. I've never seen the S. Carolina flag before.

michael said...

I would never have realized that the palmetto was Civil War and Southern. With the crescent moon it looks more middle eastern.

John McDevitt said...

Nice Lew and thanks for the instructive commentary.