Wednesday, July 1, 2020
“Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.”
~ John Wayne
Old Glory billows beautifully in the sun-dappled late spring breeze on a gorgeous mid-June evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) that hugs the Kittatinny Ridge at Lehigh Gap. This flag can be seen atop mile marker 95, but many flags such as this patriotically dot the trail.
In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, The Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.
The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
I just love this quote from John Wayne – the great, iconic American actor known as “The Duke” – and thought it matched perfectly with the image, especially in these times.
God Bless America!