I took a walk early yesterday morning. I headed from downtown San Diego up Sixth Avenue to Marston Point, which is located in the southwest corner of Balboa Park.
Near the south end of Marston Point, a flag flies at the center of a parking lot that overlooks the city. At the base of the 80-foot flagpole there’s an historic plaque. It reads:
FREE AND ACCEPTED
OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE ADOPTION OF THE
UNITED STATES FLAG
1777 JUNE 14TH 1927
A second, smaller plaque reads:
JUNE 15, 1947
According to what I found on the San Diego History Center website here, the Masons’ flagpole dedication was celebrated with a big parade.
Today the flag remains a landmark seen by thousands every day.
Early yesterday morning, as I arrived at the flagpole and empty parking lot, the rising sun was coloring beautiful clouds.
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