Every time I see the flag, I think of when I returned to the USA after a year in Norway (a great place for which I have a great affinity for their food and culture).
I flew into JFK on my way to Minneapolis and I remember being on the ground and "driving" up to the terminal and seeing Old Glory blowing in the wind. I was so happy to be HOME.
I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe 4th!
We are lucky enough to be able to see fireworks at the end of our street and not have to deal with the traffic.