12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Lowering the Stars and Bars at the Castillo De San Marcos

The Spanish flag usually flies at the Castillo De San Marcos national monument. But a college marching band requested Old Glory be raised for some photos. Here two NPS rangers dressed as 18th century Spanish soldiers are lowering the flag.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: St. Augustine, Florida, United States of America
Camera: X-T1
Copyright: © Joshua Smith