launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base a few years ago, snapped this image Sunday of the Lompoc
Valley's 6.5-acre floral flag.
The Floral Flag, Vandenberg AFB, Santa Barbara County, California
* Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean.
* The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB.!
Check out the dimensions of the flag:
* The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834.
* This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur.
* Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4 -5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson Soldiers' Prayer.
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