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Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 14 June 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Flag Day here in the USA I will always be proud of our American Flag. It saddens my heart to see fellow citizens stomping on it.

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel angle de prise. Magnifique. . )

14 Jun 2015 5:34am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a wonderful thing that can celebrate its own flag. Finnish flag day is next Saturday, when we celebrate Midsummer. This festive time is the shortest night in Finland. In Lapland the sun does not set at all, and even in the south is only a few hours dark. To celebrate, the flag is raised Midsummer's Eve, at six o'clock in the afternoon and shall be calculated until Midsummer's Day at nine o'clock in the evening. I wish you a good flag feast days.

14 Jun 2015 5:37am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful way of celebrating. Great photo.

14 Jun 2015 6:54am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

You have a beautiful flag! I think it is a disgrace when tickets are used incorrectly!:-))))Haleja.

Happy Sunday my good friend!!

14 Jun 2015 7:26am

Toscana from Baden, France

I like that you are proud of your flag ! We have not this special day in France, I regret it.
Bon dimanche, amitiés.

14 Jun 2015 8:24am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I would like that in my country (Catalonia) the vast majority of people to love and respect our flag(and National anthem) as you do. It's moving.
I wish you a happy Flag Day !!

14 Jun 2015 8:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I must confess I find it slightly odd the extreme almost religious reverence that Americans have for their flag. Surely it's just a symbol and not to be made an idol of

14 Jun 2015 10:15am

@grouser: As an American, I think I love my flag because of the meaning it holds in connection with our history. I do not take for granted the lives that have been lost dying to protect my freedoms. The USA has a relatively short history compared to Great Britain - perhaps that is part of it.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors & textures!
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Happy Flag Day! :)

14 Jun 2015 10:52am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot in the excellent framing. Have a nice Sunday.

14 Jun 2015 1:05pm

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique hommage!

14 Jun 2015 1:28pm

Kent from Herrljunga, Sweden

Great image. You should be proud of their country's flag

14 Jun 2015 1:55pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

I agree with your feeling about our flag. This is a fine image for this special day.

14 Jun 2015 2:01pm

Sathya from Chennai, India

Superb one. Proud

14 Jun 2015 3:34pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

GREAT!

14 Jun 2015 5:18pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Yes. I hate to see anyone denigrate any flag, whether it is my country or any country. Flags are symbols of pride and patronage and as such should be respected (although, I agree with the above commenter, not idolized). But pride...you bet. And now that I am ranting, I love the Union Jack, too, and our own Maple Leaf.

14 Jun 2015 5:27pm

mohkum from Kochi (Cochin), India

Great image which carries a proud message! Wonderful shot!

14 Jun 2015 5:59pm

normandy50 from tourlaville, France

des étoiles bien alignées ...bonne soirée

14 Jun 2015 6:12pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It is really sad when any countries flag is treated with disrespect. We all need to be proud of our flags.

14 Jun 2015 8:27pm

alezandro from France

Les étoiles les étoiles les étoiles
Dites-moi étoile, pourquoi je vous regarde?
Les étoiles les étoiles les étoiles
Dites-moi, étoile qui vous regardera?

Les étoiles les étoiles
Si seulement je savais
Dites moi étoile de qui obtenez-vous la lumière
Les étoiles les étoiles
Vous qui êtes belle dans les cieux
Dites-moi étoile, qui vous donnera l'amour?

The stars the stars shining up above
Tell me stars who will give you love
The stars the stars lights of white and blue
Tell me stars why I look to you

Les étoiles les étoiles les étoiles
Dites-moi étoile, pourquoi je vous regarde?

Melody Gardot

14 Jun 2015 9:14pm

@alezandro: Beautiful words

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A beautiful flag Ruthie... I hope you are enjoying your day! ♥

14 Jun 2015 9:49pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice close-up to celebrate the day.

14 Jun 2015 11:26pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Love the photo !
I agree with you Ruthie !!

15 Jun 2015 12:08am

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

O'Beautiful, we love you.;))

15 Jun 2015 1:47am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image! I am in total agreement. Glad you reminded me of the day.

15 Jun 2015 2:02am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a lovely image.

15 Jun 2015 3:41am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

excellent cadrage

15 Jun 2015 7:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful!

15 Jun 2015 9:48pm