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On the street: What do you think of when you see the American flag?

Kyle Longabach, freshman, West Junior High School

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“I personally think about patriotism and Independence Day. The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday.”

David Brown, sophomore, Free State High School

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“I think of Iraq, because that’s what you see all the time. Most of the time when I see the flag on the news or on the back of cars, it’s in reference to the war.”

Taylor Blodgett, junior, Perry-Lecompton High School

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“I think of the values of our country like pride and our work ethic, but around this time of year it mostly makes me think of the holiday.”

Kelsey Ledbetter, junior, Perry-Lecompton High School

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“I think of our pride in our country, and I think about what our country has been through over the years. But on the other hand, it makes me think of capitalism and commercialism, too.”

Ashley Gulick, junior, Perry-Lecompton High School

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“A lot of my family members are in the military and have recently joined the military, so it make me kind of sad that they are sending so many people away. I don’t think they’re doing enough to bring them back home.”

Lauren Howard, junior, Perry-Lecompton High School

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“I see the past and future of our country, I think of things I learned in the social studies class I just finished, and the Fourth of July pops up as well.”

Jonathan Marzette, junior, Free State High School

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“I think of firework, World Wars and sometimes freedom. That’s when I see the flag when I’m in school, so that’s what I associate it with.”

Nate Hoffman, junior, Free State High School

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“I think of pride, and I think of how it represents my country and everything that we stand for.”

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