Saturday, October 8, 2011

Don’t Tread on Me

The rattlesnake was a symbol of resistance to the British during Colonial days. The rattle has thirteen layers, one for each of the thirteen colonies. The significance is that the rattlesnake will not strike unless it is provoked. Thus evolved the expression “Don’t Tread On Me”.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

This jack is still flown officially by the US Navy ship with the longest active status and is passed along to the next in succession when that ship is decommissioned.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

1 comment:

ksdoolittle said...

I did not know that. Thanks for the info, accompanied by such super photos!

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