Monday, November 23, 2009

Unfurl the flag

This weekend, I took a quick trip out of town. As we drove through Moriarty and Stanley, two of the towns near Albuquerque, we were surprised to see fire trucks and police cars stationed at every crossroads.
Then we came upon this display.
At first, my son and I wondered what it was for. Then, as we passed the Stanley cemetary just ahead, we remembered. Our Ex Governor, Bruce King, had died last week and was being buried. He was a resident of Stanley and the owner of the King Ranch. It seems that we had come through just after the funeral processional.It felt strange driving under this HUGE American flag.
RIP Governor King. You will be missed by many.
For more information on our three time governor, check here.
Unfurl the flag - song: Boys Keep Swinging, artist: David Bowie, album: Lodger


lytha said...

that is awesome. aren't you glad you had your camera on hand?


Mrs Mom said...

Seeing the flag displayed like that always gives me a chill. Mr. King will be missed for his contributions to the horse world as well.

Great shots -- thank you for sharing them!!

Andrea said...

Wow, that us one really huge flag!! It's really beautiful!

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

I wish I had lived in New Mexico during his terms as Governor.

Thanks for sharing.