Photo Hunters: Flags

The theme for this week is Flags. Well, I’ve got some flags!

Does anyone know what the New York State flag looks like? It looks a lot like this one.

NYS Flag

That flag is at Fort Stanwix in Rome, NY, the place of a defense fort for the French & Indiar War and the American Revolution War. This was the flag of one of the many regiments stationed at Fort Stanwix (each regiment seemed to have their own flag, because the colonies were not united into states before the Revolutionary War). The New York State flag borrowed from this Stanwix regiment flag. Here’s our state flag.

New York Flag Pictures, Images and Photos

Here are flags hanging at the Children’s Museum in Utica, NY. These flags represent the largest ethnic groups that have come to settle our area. According to numerous Bosnians who have been flocking to New York State in recent decades, Utica, NY, is known throughout the world as America’s “emigration capital.”


And here are some flags hanging on the U.S.S. Slater, the great battleship destroyer escort during World War II and the Korean War. These flags, placed in certain colors and orders, communicate information to other ships. When we visited the Slater, the tour guide told us what these flags were “saying,” but I forgot. Maybe it had something to do with letting us in for free, heh heh. 😀

05 New Recruits

And this is an old “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, that was another flag of a one of the regiments for the American Revolution. This one hangs at the Oriskany Battlefield, in Oriskany, NY (known as the bloodiest battle of the Revolution). This “Don’t Tread on Me” flag was signed by veterans after the events of 9/11 in the country.

Don't Tread on Me

So that’s my Flag for Photo Hunters! How did your Photo Hunt go today?

About the Author

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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