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Not All Patriots Are Flag-Wavers

David Moore | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
David Moore

National offense can be a heavy burden and yet hard to release, especially if it's informed with long and tortuous histories.

The Fourth

Ann Medlock | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style
Ann Medlock

I've got the hamburgers and the sparklers. Washed my red white and blue T shirt. Everybody's got their assignments for the barbecue. And I find myself wondering--just what are we celebrating here?

Patriotic Progressives Embrace the Flag, Too

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.

USAGov's Guide to Displaying the American Flag

USA.gov | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
USA.gov

Every Fourth of July all across the country, people show their love for America by displaying flags along streets, hanging them from porches, and prou...

Test Your Patriotism With The Red, White, And You Quiz

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 06.27.2016 | Comedy
Samuel C. Spitale

Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.

Alabama County Refuses To Lower Flag For Orlando

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics

While American flags around the world flew at half-staff this week in honor of the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a county in...

Guy Steals American Flag, Flag Gets Revenge

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime

Don't mess with Old Glory. A man in Campbell, California, was nearly caught red (white and blue) handed stealing an American flag -- and then face pla...

Soldier Subs In For Flagpole That Was Knocked Down On Memorial Day

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Good News

Talk about soldiering on. After he caught wind that a flagpole had been knocked down at an assisted living and rehab facility in Massachusetts, Army S...

Thousand Flags Event in Bakersfield Honors Heroes

Cheryl Scott | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News
Cheryl Scott

As the sun rises on Memorial Day weekend in Bakersfield, CA, more than 100 volunteers will converge on a popular local park to transform the lush green landscape into a sea of red, white, and blue. Crews will spend their Saturday morning attaching 1,000 American flags to metal poles, then strategically placing them across the park's hills and around the lake. The result is a spectacle that has become the city's newest, yet most visible Memorial Day tradition.

Not Forgotten

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

My simple thanks that day may not have been worthy but it was all I could offer. I will not forget my trips to the cemetery or their service. For their sacrifice helped you, and me, to be free.

Honoring the Stars and Stripes: Memorial Day Flag Protocol

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Sharon Schweitzer

As we approach Memorial Day this coming weekend, it's a good time to brush-up on our flag protocol. With thoughts of a fun-in-the-sun three-day weekend ahead, we sometimes forget the roots of Memorial Day.

Cops Go Beyond Call Of Duty After Thieves Steal Flag Honoring WWII Vet

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.08.2016 | Good News

Kindhearted cops in Wisconsin were appalled when thieves stole an American flag belonging to a World War II veteran's widow. The unidentified woman ha...

5 Useful Tips to Help You Teach Flag Etiquette to Your Children (Because It's A Must)

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Charmaine Belonio

It would be kind of challenging to explain all these to them, especially if they're inquisitive (and you know how they can just throw you off your guard with their questions). For this reason, here are some tips to help you navigate the conversation effortlessly while instilling important values in them.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.20.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

This Guy Gets His Back Hair Shaved Into Works Of Art

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.03.2016 | Weird News

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — One man's back hair is another man's canvas. At least that's how Mike Wolfe, 35, of Nampa, Idaho, has decided to approach mansca...

President Obama Speaks at D.C. Naturalization Ceremony

Anna Wilding | Posted 12.17.2015 | DC
Anna Wilding

It was a stunning warm winter's day in Washington, D.C. as a group of excited permanent American residents were about to become United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony.

Mar-A-Lago, the TRUMP Winter White House

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Sugar Rautbord

Everyone is talking Trump. The no-holds-barred billionaire businessman has riled up discontented conservatives and brought to light policy concerns th...

Taking Down the Flag

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Could it be that we're forcing schoolchildren to pledge their allegiance to a divisive -- poisonous -- symbol? Could it be that honoring it, waving it, saluting it holds together an allegiance to moral superiority and unending global conflict?

Pastor Flies Christian Flag Above American Flag To Protest Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

While South Carolina's bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from its State House grounds gains momentum, another flag is stirring debate in neig...

A High Schooler Got A B- For Designing The Current American Flag

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.05.2015 | Arts

For the 4th of July, here's the little-known story of a kid, his impossible teacher, and our glorious 50-star flag. In 1958, a 17-year-old Bob ...

13 Ways Artists Around The World Have Interpreted The American Flag

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts

Happy (almost) birthday, America! We hope you're celebrating this festive occasion with no shortage of beverages, fireworks, BBQ and outdoor activitie...

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

Conservatives Urge Facebook Users To Use American Flag Filter To Fight Against Rainbow Pics

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Millions of people rainbow-ified their Facebook profile pictures in celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage last week, but...

Yankee Doodle Polling: Public Opinion on Patriotism

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion polls confirm what foreign observers have often noted: Americans are a very patriotic people. But what does patriotism mean to the U.S. public, and how tightly is the ideal bound to its symbols?

How to Celebrate Flag Day, Through the Years

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Invite a couple friends over for a Flag Day barbecue and center the poster on the fireplace mantle. Flag Day may not be a major holiday, but by this point you consider it your own. And you're pretty happy about it.