You may know already that I like flags – especially when one happens to be a “double flag” photo I’d snapped in France longer ago than I now wish to remember, and which a couple of years ago I realized I could use as a novel’s cover:
And the flags over the rebuilt Fort William Henry, in upstate New York, are pretty majestic blowing in the breeze:
So is that of imperial Spain, over the Castillo de San Marcos, in St. Augustine, Florida:
However, Spain later changed that flag when it became confused with England’s flag during sea battles. From a distance, they looked too alike:
A large part of the reason the country seeks a new one is because the long-time flag….
….has a “colonial iconography” troubling to some, but a bigger issue may be it simply too closely resembles Australia’s….
….and New Zealanders are fed up with dealing with the confusion.
Really? Surely not. How could anyone possibly be unable to tell which is which?
I’m now suddenly trying even to imagine what would result from an effort to ask Americans to submit ideas for a new national flag. 😉
Have a good Tuesday, wherever you are in our flag waving world. 🙂
UPDATE: March 25, 2016:
NOTE: In case you are unfamiliar with the reference, the title of this post comes from The Big Bang Theory’s “Sheldon Cooper Presents: Fun With Flags.”