Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year's Tradition

Every January 1st, Dave & I head up to Prospect Hill in Somerville, for the annual flag raising ceremony. It is said by some that George Washington first raised an early version of the U.S flag called the Grand Union Flag, on Prospect Hill, on January 1, 1776.

Each year, the city raises a new flag and has a big celebration, including George himself. Here's Sophia checking out George & his horse.

She wasn't quite sure what to make of him, so we moved on.

There was a really, *detailed historian* (read - not exciting for kids or most adults) speaking, so we had to play in the street to make it until the flag was raised. Dad got some good shots of Sophia & I in action:

And of course, every good day involves a ride on Dad's shoulders (much to the delight of Sophia & the women in the background)

Finally, after well over an hour of talking, the flag was raised. Pretty impressive:

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