Posts From The Road: Happy Independence Day America!

Big Timber, Mont.: We have traveled to Big Timber for the past four years to attend a RV Campout with several other RVers who own Pleasure-Way RVs. Our gathering is the weekend of the Sweet Grass County Festival, which is similar to the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo weekend. One of our traditions is to attend the parade each year. The flags shown were a part of the parade including the US flag, the POW-MIA flag, the US flag honoring Search and Rescue and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) personnel (orange stripe), and the US flag honoring and supporting the police (blue stripe). Photo by Gary Warren/
Galena, Kan: This painting of the flag was on the side of a building in Galena, Kan. It is a reminder that our freedom in the US did not come free. Photo by Gary Warren/

Formerly of Los Alamos

Happy Independence Day America! On this holiday weekend, I have chosen to make the Post From the Road a little different than normal. Instead of featuring a place, this week we will celebrate the birthday of our great nation.

At this time last year, we were on the road traveling across the northern states from Montana to Michigan. One of the subjects Marilyn and I both enjoy photographing is the United States flag and the various ways we see it displayed as we travel.

These images are a selection of flag photographs taken last July while traveling.

Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Sister Bay Wis: This large US flag hangs vertically on the side of a house in Sister Bay, WI. The house sits on a curve in the street making the flag visible for blocks before you pass the house. Photo by Gary Warren/
Sturgeon Bay, Wis: Two flags hand at this house in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. One is on a flagpole while the other hangs from the balcony railing. Photo by Gary Warren/
Kewaunee, Wis: In a park on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee, Wis., a large flag stretches across the side of a public building. Photo by Gary Warren/
Lincoln National Cemetery: Flags displayed at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. about 50 miles south of Chicago when we visited the area shortly after July 4th. Photo by Gary Warren/