With the 4th of July coming up, I started thinking about all the things that make America the greatest country on the planet.

First to come to mind were some of the lyrics from "America The Beautiful:" America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!

I started thinking of things in the good old U.S.A. that represent our great country like waves of grain, mountains, monuments, farmers, soldiers, freedom, liberty and the list could go on. Here are some pictures I think represent America and I hope you enjoy them.

I'm sure you'll have some come to mind that are not included but only because there isn't enough room to post them all.

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    Amber Waves of Grain

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    Mount Rushmore

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    Pikes Peak in Colorado

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    America's Great Military

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    Patriotic Events and Parades

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    Statue of Liberty

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    American Bald Eagle

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    Beautiful Creatures From Sea to Shining Sea

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    America's Great Outdoors

    Beverly & Pack/flickr.com
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    The American Farmer

    Rhys Asplundh/Flickr.com
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    Freedom of Religion

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    Lincoln Monument

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    Patriotic Celebrations

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    American Music

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    Welcoming Our Military Heroes Home

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    Washington Monument

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    Military Graduations

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
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    The American Flag

    Robert Couse Baker/flickr.com
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    Teaching Our Children to Love America