Above - Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune (left) and banner holders look back at President Obama's helicopter flies nearby during the press conference.
George Kohl, Senior Director of the Communications Workers of America, speaks at today's Beyond Oil rally.
Iraq War veteran and Truman Security Project CEO Jonathan Powers speaks at today's Beyond Oil rally.
All photos above by Javier Sierra. All photos below by Heather Moyer.
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It's not officially Flag Day (that was June 14th), but on the National Mall in Washington, DC, today is a sort of an unofficial flag day.
We've got our Beyond Oil action up and flowing in the wind on the Mall - 10,000 flags that spell out "Freedom from Oil," that volunteers worked late in the night on Tuesday to stake into the ground.
These 10,000 flags represent the more than 50,000 people who took action on our Beyond Oil website asking President Obama to move our country beyond oil.
Glen Besa of the Sierra Club in Virginia took a great video of the flag planting last night, so take a look. (Sorry, the humidity got to our flipcam)
And if you want to see more of Glen's photos (all of the photos in this entry were taken by Glen), click here to see his online photo album.
The "Freedom from Oil" flag event continues today with a 11am ET press conference and all-day tabling to inform people about our country's oil addiction and asking them to join us in calling for a plan to get off oil.
We hope to have video of today's press conference later on.