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.

  • 1

    Amber Waves of Grain

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 2

    Mount Rushmore

    rachaelvoorhees/flickr.com
  • 3

    Pikes Peak in Colorado

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 4

    America's Great Military

    DVIDSHUB/flickr.com
  • 5

    Patriotic Events and Parades

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 6

    Statue of Liberty

    aa7ae/flickr.com
  • 7

    American Bald Eagle

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 8

    Beautiful Creatures From Sea to Shining Sea

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 9

    America's Great Outdoors

    Beverly & Pack/flickr.com
  • 10

    The American Farmer

    Rhys Asplundh/Flickr.com
  • 11

    Freedom of Religion

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 12

    Lincoln Monument

    petcoffr/Flickr.com
  • 13

    Patriotic Celebrations

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 14

    American Music

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 15

    Welcoming Our Military Heroes Home

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 16

    Washington Monument

    Dougtone/Flickr.com
  • 17

    Military Graduations

    Beverly & Pack/Flickr.com
  • 18

    Jefferson-Memorial

    gkrew,Flickr.com
  • 19

    The American Flag

    Robert Couse Baker/flickr.com
  • 20

    Teaching Our Children to Love America

    hsld/Flickr.com