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Celebrating Old Glory
From sea to shining sea, Americans have many different ways of showing they're true to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the Fourth with this star-spangled gallery of patriotic images.
Showing the flag
From sea to shining sea, Americans have many different ways of showing they're true to the red, white and blue. Celebrate the Fourth with this star-spangled gallery of patriotic images. Swearing in New US citizens wave US flags after being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.
A U.S. Air Force casket team carries Colonel (retired) Ruth Lucas' flag-draped casket to the grave during her full military honors burial service at Arlington National Cemetery May 29, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Lucas, of Washington, D.C., was the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel.
A flower and an American flag are placed on the next to the names inscribed on the edge of the memorial pool during observances for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2012, in New York City.
On the beam
Construction workers Danny Conca (left) and Brian Shelly hold an American flag attached to the last steel beam, signed by members of the crews that helped build the tower, as it is hoisted 977 feet to the top of Four World Trade Center on June 25, 2012 in New York City. The building is scheduled to open in 2013.
Civil Air Patrol cadets Devyn Williams, left, Grey Hodson, center, and Katie Zobel hold an American flag before demonstrating the proper way to fold it during a Memorial Day assembly held at Holly Grove Elem. School in Holly Springs, N.C. on May 25, 2012.
Stars and slopes
Jason Utgaard, 26 from Salt Lake City, second from left, and friends celebrated the holiday on July 4, 2011, by skiing Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah, dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue. Snowbird was open for the Fourth of July for only the third time in history.
The American flag flaps in the breeze against the backdrop of a ring around the sun at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 26, 2011. The rings are caused by cirrus clouds and moisture as high as 30,000 feet where the temperatures are well below freezing. The moisture turns into ice crystals, and the sunlight then reflects off these ice crystals creating a halo or ring.
Red, white and balloon
The PNC American Flag balloon, the world's largest free-flying American flag, was inflated to honor America on Flag Day, June 14, 2011. The balloon was tethered to the ground at DeBaun Field, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.
American flags adorn grave markers at United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington on May 27, 2011, in preparation for Memorial Day. USSAH National Cemetery is the first national cemetery and the predecessor of Arlington National Cemetery.