Flag of Crosses

crosses as flag

Since 2004 a group of veterans and volunteers have displayed a field of crosses every Sunday on the beach in Santa Monica, California to honor the people who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Only 1000 crosses are allowed. The white crosses represent one American, red represent ten, and blue crosses represent those who died since the previous Sunday. Old crosses were replaced after years of use, and fabricated into this flag.


Crosses from Bush Ranch

Flag from crosses destroyed at Bush Ranch
White crosses were brought to a road outside the private ranch of president George Bush during the Camp Casey protest prompted by Cindy Sheehan, mother of fallen soldier Casey Sheehan. On August 15, 2005 an angry Texan drove his truck over the crosses, smearing tire tracks across them and the names of fallen Americans displayed on them.