Images of the Star-Spangled Banner from Across the Country

See images of the American flag captured by our readers.

Curly fries and hot dogs on a stick. Newcastle, Washington. Rick Takagi
The workbench at an oil field. Los Angeles, California. Rick Miller
Sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, Maryland. David Moss
A cat sitting by an old flag. Highway 8, Virginia. Benita Vanwinkle
Tinsel Flag. Northwestern Arizona David Vessey
America the Faithful. Moorpark, California. Chris Rivera
American pickup truck in a junkyard. Mojave Desert, California. David Evans
Showing off her fashion sense and patriotism. Corktown neighborhood, Detroit, Michigan. Sebastian Sullen
American flag blowing in the wind in front of the Sierra Mountains. Near Lonepine, California. Randall Hodges
Ted's Garage. Palouse, Washington. Jia han Dong
Adding flags to the Memorial Day Watchfire. Syracuse, New York. Bob Gates
Faded Glory. Galena, Illinois. Ken Rathke
Two american soldiers walk in front of an LED american flag in Times Square. New York City, New York. Jennifer Fulginiti
Patriotic Water Drops. Taylor, Michigan. Tiffany Swoish
Home at the seaside. Sarasota, Florida Carina Wachsmann
"No Fishing?" North Carolina. Cynthia Hoover
Discovery flies past Dulles airport. Sterling, Virginia. Mr. Pichler
Alaskan dogsleds. Near Shishmaref, Alaska. Gregory Murrey
"Metal Old Glory" adornes a hollowed-out storefront on Main Street. Attica, Kansas. Benjamin Wilkinson
Bulls Head on a wall. Route 66, Arizona. Sam Flowers

One of the stalwarts of our annual photo contest is the Americana category, where we've seen photographs of cowboys, county fairs and urban cityscapes. But one of the constants has been the American flag, a recurring pattern populating images from across the country. Here are some of our favorites.