Flag Day 2009

Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the United States.

In honor of America and the union that it stands for, long may she wave.

This Floral Flag was planted by the Bodger Seed Company as a tribute after the September 11, 2001 tragedy.

The 2002 floral flag was 740 feet wide and 390 feet high and maintained the proper flag dimensions as described in executive order #10834. This flag was 6.65 acres and was the first floral flag to be planted with 5 pointed stars, each star was 24 feet in diameter and each stripe 30 feet wide. This flag was estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers. It’s life span was approximately 3 months and went to seed in early August 2002.

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson

Oh say can you see this flag from space? Yes indeed you can. The flag is so large that it can be viewed from space. Now that is one huge flag.

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