Last week, I went to the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, DC. Every time I go there, I like to see The Star Spangled Banner display. It’s the actual flag that flew over Fort McHenry. They changed it around because the flag is starting to get really tattered. You can’t even take flash pictures of it anymore.
Being a child of the 50’s I like to be reminded of all the popular culture stuff from my childhood. Everyone does like Kermit! And Dorothy’s red shoes. Gene Autry and Dale Evans? Mouseketeers? Did you have a pair of those ears?
Being an old girly-girl, I enjoy the display of the First Lady’s dresses. I wasn’t the only female looking at them. While many men looked at all the War stuff, the ladies were looking at the dresses. I had to wait in line. Michelle Obama’s gown was my favorite! Whether you like her or not, she has got style! (i do like her.)
I did look at some of the war stuff too, although I like to honor veterans, I always feel it so unfortunate that innocent people have to die. Like we used to say, “put all the politicians and leaders into battle, and see how long it lasts.”
Here are some of my favorite pictures from my visit today!
What are your favorite things from the olden days.
- The untold story of The Star-Spangled Banner (givemeliberty01.wordpress.com)
- The Star-Spangled Banner: A Historic Poem (gigiwanders.wordpress.com)
- Fort McHenry Day Ten- Music of America (lewisandclark2011.com)
- And the rockets’ red glare (robertjhorton.wordpress.com)
- Mizel Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s National Museum Day Live! Free Admission for All Visitors (prweb.com)