by Borderstan.com June 25, 2012 at 6:00 am 0

"Statehood Rally"

“Statehood Rally is by pnzr242 from the Borderstan flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Statehood Rally” was taken by pnzr242 on June 14 at the Dupont Circle on DC Flag Tattoo Day.

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by Borderstan.com June 19, 2012 at 6:00 am 0

"DC Flag Day"

“2012 DC Flag Day” is by tedeytan from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “2012 DC Flag Day” was taken by tedeytan on June 14 in Dupont Circle. The event marks the fact that DC lacks representation in Congress.

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by Borderstan.com June 14, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,790 0

"DC Flag Day Collage"

Check out the photos of last year's Flag Day at Dupont Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

If you have a tattoo of the DC flag, now is the time to flaunt it.

An anthem to taxation without representation, DC’s flag is distinct, defiant and resilient. And like a popular punk rock lyric, it’s no wonder the District’s flag is permanently etched into so many people’s skin.

Thursday, June 14 is Flag Day all throughout the U.S. However, here in DC, we like to do things a bit differently (and no, I am not referring to the way we devour cupcakes and use acronyms like they are real words). In DC, we celebrate flags in a more permanent way; and nothing is more permanent than a tattoo.

This year, celebrate Flag Day with your fellow DC flag tattoo aficionados (and a DC flag tattoo flash mob) in Dupont Circle from 5 pm until 8 pm. The celebration continues until midnight at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with musical performances from Bluebrain, Jonny Grave & The Tombstones, Fire and the Wheel and Adrian Parsons.

From Candida Mannozzi. You can reach her at candida[AT]borderstan.com.

Borderstan, if you want more flag-related things to see and do this weekend (our unrepresented status in Congress notwithstanding), consider the Star-Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore!

The Sailabration launches Maryland’s efforts to celebraye the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and kicks off in Baltimore Harbor this weekend. Numbers of Navy ships and tall ships from the U.S. and elsewhere have been gathering in the Harbor and will be open for free on-board tours.
As a reminder, the U.S. national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, was written about a key battle for Baltimore’s Fort McHenry (which overlooks the city’s Inner Harbor) during the War of 1812 and refers to the successful American defense of the Fort in 1814. The “banner” the song refers to was an enormous U.S. flag commissioned by Fort McHenry’s commanding officer: it measured 30 x 42 feet and was created in 1813 by five Baltimore women in just seven week’s time (the cotton stars on the flag were two feet wide from point to point).

Happy flag day, no matter where you will celebrate it, Borderstan!

For more information, follow #DCFlagDay on Twitter or visit District Love for more about DC Flag Tattoos.

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by Borderstan.com June 16, 2011 at 2:42 am 0

Borderstan, Dupont Circle

“DC Flag Day” is from tedeytan in the Borderstan Flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “DC Flag Day,” is from tedeytan and was taken on June 14 in Dupont Circle.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group and submit up to five photos per day in the pool. We are looking for photos from D.C.’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

by Borderstan.com June 15, 2011 at 10:33 am 1,248 0

Borderstan, Dupont Circle, Luis Gomez Photos

Click on the collage for photos: It was DC Flag Tattoo Day in Dupont Circle on Tuesday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez

Organizers of DC Flag Tattoo Day used national Flag Day to bring attention to the District’s lack of vote in Congress. An event in Dupont Circle from 6 to 8 pm today featured speakers from DC Vote, art by Give Me a Vote and Albus Cavus. And, of course, Washingtonian’s with the three stars and two bars flag tattoo were there to show of their ink.

by Borderstan.com June 14, 2011 at 9:42 am 1,120 0

DC Vote, DC Flag Tattoo Day

Inked and Non-Inked both welcome. DC Flag Tattoo Day event is from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday in Dupont Circle. (Photo from @24HourCity)

Organizers of DC Flag Tattoo Day are using national Flag Day to bring attention to the District’s lack of vote in Congress. An event in Dupont Circle from 6 to 8 pm today will feature speakers from DC Vote, art by Give Me a Vote and Albus Cavus.

If you’ve got a tattoo that features the DC flag — three starts and two bars as it’s called — you’re encouraged to come and show it off! Bryan Weaver even has one.

The Details

  • Who: Inked, non-Inked, and all who LOVE DC
  • What: Flag Day DC Celebration, Speakers sponsored by DC Vote, Art sponsored by Give Me a Vote and Albus Cavus, and surprises!
  • When: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 6pm to 8pm
  • Where: Dupont Circle, Washington DC, USA, “Home of Taxation Without Representation”
  • After Party: ESL 1212 18th Street NW, 8pm to midnight, DJ Nightkrawler
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