Wednesday, July 4, 2012
You could win a $50 gift card to Schiller's by uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo! Our brief guide will help you capture those sparkles in the sky, whether you're using a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera.
Do you like taking photos? Do you want a fun challenge, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schiller's Camera and Video in Brentwood? By uploading your favorite July 4th fireworks photo to this article, you'll automatically be entered into a random drawing for the gift card! Your photos will also be showcased across Patch. Just click "Upload Photos" above the article to submit your favorite photo. After the the fireworks have cleared on Independence Day, we at St. Louis Patch will randomly select a winner. This contest will run from June 28 to Tuesday, July 10. How to shoot photographs of fireworks Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Read the …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Brentwood's American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 was host to a small crowd that gathered for an Independence Day ceremony to respectfully dispose of worn American flags.
The American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 flag retirement ceremony served as both solemn occasion and celebration this Independence Day. Attendees paused to appreciate their freedoms as Americans and the sacrifices of American military veterans, then joined together for traditional Fourth of July barbecue fare. American Legion member Mike Laub said that the post had received about 100 flags for disposal. "Most of them are in pretty bad shape," he said. "People don't know the protocol for when and how to display the flag, so they wear out pretty quickly." "It used to be from dawn to dusk," added Post 101 member Leo Lang, "and now it's gotten to the point where you don't even have to light it at night." Not every flag showed up in shreds …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Centered, of course, on red, white and blue.
Independence Day is coming up this weekend. By now you've probably thought to buy fireworks and get a big group of friends and family together to celebrate our great nation's birthday. If you're hosting the party this year, you may be still working out the details of making it interesting and creative. There are a lot of patriotic ideas you can use to make it stand out, and this week's Patch Picks bring you just that. Patch Picks: Six Fourth of July Party Ideas
Thursday, June 30, 2011
American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 will hold a ceremonial flag burning for the proper disposal of old star-spangled banners at 11 a.m. on July 4.
If you need to properly dispose an American flag, be sure to contact American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 before the Fourth of July. The legion post will hold a ceremonial flag burning for the proper disposal of old star-spangled banners at 11 a.m. on Independence Day. The post will host a hot dog barbecue immediately following the ceremony. Area residents are invited to drop off their worn and tattered flags at any American Legion post. Brentwood's post is open at 11 a.m. Sunday through Friday and is located east of Schnuck's grocery store at 2721 Collier Ave. A post member said that there is usually someone available at the post bar until at least 10 p.m.