Saturday, June 17, 2006

The only flag that doesn't fly...

Hey all - I received this via an email from my Uncle - very cool...

THE ONLY FLAG THAT DOESN'T FLY
Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB.
Check out the dimensions of the flag: The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers. You can drive by this flag on V Street south of Ocean Ave. in Lompoc, CA! ..

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson Soldiers' Prayer

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Wow,totally cool! Went to Snopes to check it out (lol,my mom says ALWAYS go to Snopes.com) and here's the link to Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/photos/patriotic/floralflag.asp

I'm going to go check out the video!!:)