Happy 4th everyone! No new post today..I'm just updating this one! Hope everyone has a relaxing and happy holiday
Kari and Kijsa are hosting a Fabulous Flag Flying Fourth blogging event. Well, this is not a flag...but it has some of the characteristics of a flag! It is red, white, and blue and reminds me of our flag. This carousel horse is appropriately named Star Spangled Pony. He was created by artist Debra Williamson Ruleau.
He can be seen in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Meridian MS.Debra states in the book Carousels Abound about her creation: "When I set out to design Star-Spangled Pony, a patriotic theme was just one of several I was considering. But when the tragedy of September 11th happened, my decision was made for me."
These carousel horses can be found all through our town. They are part of a public arts project to benefit Hope Village for Children, a home for disadvantaged children which was founded by Sela Ward from Meridian.
The inspiration for the project was the historic Dentzel Carousel which is located in Highland Park in Meridian.
I think this horse captures the spirit of patriotism! Everytime I see it, I am reminded of our flag and what it stands for. The horse stands proudly in a prominent place in Meridan and is viewed by local citizens and tourists every day from all walks of life.
Thank you for stopping by! You can view other Fabulous Flag Flying Fourth posts at http://kariandkijsa.blogspot.com/
Thanks girls for hosting this blogging event!