I had never paid much attention to my country’s flag until May 14, 2007.
My ship, the MV Explorer, pulled into San Diego Harbor, her horns blaring. The crew hoisted up the flag of the United States of America as Ray Charles’ America The Beautiful played over the speakers. That was to be my last day as a Semester at Sea student and my first glimpse of the American mainland in almost four months. I had never felt more devastated, or more alive.
In honor of this week’s #FriFotos theme, Flags, I present to you some of the flags I saw during my truly life-changing journey.
Peace, love, and study abroad.
Dedicated to my SAS Spring 2007 Family.