Your Photos: Patriotic Inspirations
At the parade
Title: Small town celebrationsSubmitted by: pnpditterComment by pnpditter: West Union, Minnesota, July 4 parade and celebration.
Title: Fourth!Submitted by: fastfriarComment by fastfriar: American celebration in Brainerd, Minnesota. The Fourth of July fireworks frame Brainerd's historic water tower.
Ready and waiting
Title: Early morningSubmitted by: cbroshar1Comment by cbroshar1: A porch in Independence, Iowa, is ready for the 4th of July.
Title: Patriotic fire truckSubmitted by: steilaComment by steila: St. Joseph, Minnesota.
Swinging into the 4th
Title: USA's futureSubmitted by: ZwergelComment by Zwergel: My granddaughter swings while celebrating the 4th of July.
South Dakota sparklers
Title: July 4 @ the lakeSubmitted by: glanzer77Comment by glanzer77: July 4th on Lake Byron, South Dakota.
Title: July 4th paradeSubmitted by: natalius2010Comment 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 lifeSubmitted by: Grandma Bev2Comment by Grandma Bev2: 4th of July.
Over Pelican Lake
Title: July 4 on Pelican Lake, MinnesotaSubmitted by: megbethanyComment 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, 4thSubmitted by: me2111Comment by me2111: A yard on Mackinac Island.
Title: 4th of July at the lakeSubmitted by: dkclemensonComment 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 JulySubmitted by: bgust615Comment by bgust615: The 4th of July fireworks over Saint Paul.
On the farm in Kansas
Title: A Kansas 4th of JulySubmitted by: Jenny278Comment by Jenny278: Eighteen-month-old Ellee is exploring the farm on the 4th of July. This was taken in Bucyrus, Kansas.
Title: FlagsSubmitted by: nanny2kneesComment by nanny2knees: Flags at sunset taken at Whitehall, Michigan.
Title: reflectedSubmitted by: dflemming36Comment by dflemming36: Flag reflected in office building window.
Title: American FlagSubmitted by: jimmjmkenzie1Comment by jimmjmkenzie1: Memorial Day, Ida Grove, Iowa.
Title: USA balloonSubmitted by: kprstComment by kprst: Howell, Michigan, balloon festival.
Flags on the pier
Title: Flags at Navy PierSubmitted by: nmajetschakComment by nmajetschak: God bless America.