Your Photos: Patriotic Inspirations
At the parade
Title: Small town celebrations
Submitted by: pnpditter
Comment by pnpditter: West Union, Minnesota, July 4 parade and celebration.
Submitted by: fastfriar
Comment by fastfriar: American celebration in Brainerd, Minnesota. The Fourth of July fireworks frame Brainerd's historic water tower.
Ready and waiting
Title: Early morning
Submitted by: cbroshar1
Comment by cbroshar1: A porch in Independence, Iowa, is ready for the 4th of July.
Title: Patriotic fire truck
Submitted by: steila
Comment by steila: St. Joseph, Minnesota.
Swinging into the 4th
Title: USA's future
Submitted by: Zwergel
Comment by Zwergel: My granddaughter swings while celebrating the 4th of July.
South Dakota sparklers
Title: July 4 @ the lake
Submitted by: glanzer77
Comment by glanzer77: July 4th on Lake Byron, South Dakota.
Title: July 4th parade
Submitted by: natalius2010
Comment by natalius2010: Young girl watches a parade in Kunkle, Ohio.
This photo was the Editors' Choice winner in a My Midwest Photo Contest.
Title: Patriotism learned early in life
Submitted by: Grandma Bev2
Comment by Grandma Bev2: 4th of July.
Over Pelican Lake
Title: July 4 on Pelican Lake, Minnesota
Submitted by: megbethany
Comment by megbethany: My family and I always go to nearby Pelican Lake to watch the big fireworks show every July 4. It's always gorgeous with the reflection on the lake.
Title: All-American Mackinac, 4th
Submitted by: me2111
Comment by me2111: A yard on Mackinac Island.
Title: 4th of July at the lake
Submitted by: dkclemenson
Comment by dkclemenson: Every summer our little lake in central Minnesota has a boat parade. These three grandkids and one "granddog" are ready to go.
Saint Paul display
Title: 4th of July
Submitted by: bgust615
Comment by bgust615: The 4th of July fireworks over Saint Paul.
On the farm in Kansas
Title: A Kansas 4th of July
Submitted by: Jenny278
Comment by Jenny278: Eighteen-month-old Ellee is exploring the farm on the 4th of July. This was taken in Bucyrus, Kansas.
Submitted by: nanny2knees
Comment by nanny2knees: Flags at sunset taken at Whitehall, Michigan.
Submitted by: dflemming36
Comment by dflemming36: Flag reflected in office building window.
Title: American Flag
Submitted by: jimmjmkenzie1
Comment by jimmjmkenzie1: Memorial Day, Ida Grove, Iowa.
Title: USA balloon
Submitted by: kprst
Comment by kprst: Howell, Michigan, balloon festival.
Flags on the pier
Title: Flags at Navy Pier
Submitted by: nmajetschak
Comment by nmajetschak: God bless America.