Today in Philadelphia it was 82F, people were out and about and it was Philadelphia Flag Day, no really it was the 118th Birthday of the City of Philadelphia's flag. Civic Pride had a birthday party for the occassion with celebrities.
I knew it had to be someone exciting as I spotted the "Autograzzi" with his tell-tale Fed-Ex envelope that usually holds photos for "graphs"
The ceremony kicked off with Brenda "The Flag Lady" giving a ceremonial flag to the wife of a man fighting in Iraq
Councilman Juan Ramos made an appearance
Up next was Will Smith
OK it's Will Smith Jr (his dad), who after addressing the crowd gets his photo taken with the flag birthday cake
I think the big celebrity of the day, was this lady - Brenda Exon the Flag Lady co -founder of Partners for Civic Pride which is a nonprofit group of Philadelphia citizens dedicated to promoting and celebrating the motto on our civic flag, “Philadelphia Maneto” which means “Let Brotherly Love Continue”.
Partners for Civic Pride strives to connect the Philadelphia citizenry and raise social capital in and around our city.To get involved, learn more, or order flags for your organization, call 215-870-1663 or email mailto:email@example.com?subject=General
Doing a google search I found another image...Brenda Exon, the Philly Pride Lady and co-founder of Partners for Civic Pride Inc. at the Independence Day Ceremony, Independence Hall, Philadelphia - July 4, 2006 (I'd like to see her closet!)
Hughe's Note: As I was taking my 500 shots of whatever this day, the PR person for this event came up to me and collected my info. I told her I had a blog and I would be writing about the event. She thought it was great, maybe bloggers are journalist even though I came across this today 'BLOGGERS' ARE NOT 'JOURNALISTS', SAYS LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT...