FLAG DAY 2009
A small, neighborhood Flag Day gathering in Hyde Park on Sunday also featured the flag of another, lesser known country: Switzida.
Monika Zabcik, 9, and Paul Gold, 7, designed the flag of Switzida, an island nation the two are building on the computer.
"The stars represent the spirit of freedom, (and) the triangles represent how no matter if you're bizarre, like very different, or if you're just an average person, you're allowed to come," Monika said. "The square with the crosses, also known as the strikes in bowling, shows that even if you're not a winner, you can still be there."
Photo caption: "Fans of many flags gather for a Flag Day parade Sunday outside the Hyde Park Market Deli & Organic Grocery"
Flag Day is held every June 14 to commemorate the day that the Second Continental Congress adopted the American flag in 1777. Note the flag in the foreground and the location of the US flag at the far left.
Hyde Park is the Austin (TX) equivalent of the smugly left Takoma Park suburb outside Washington DC.