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6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life

Members of the Armed Forces honor Old Glory in these inspiring pictures.

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San Diego, California

Members of the US Navy pull out an American Flag as the National Anthem is sung against the San Diego Padres during their MLB Game at Petco Park on April 5, 2011.

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Arlington, Virginia

A member of the Fife and Drum Corps of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, ‘The Old Guard,’ participate in a ‘Flags-In’ ceremony May 23, 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Kandahar, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Colonel Thomas Jones, U.S. Army Brigadier General Reynold Hoover and Brigadier General Guy Walsh prepare to cut a big American flag cake during an Independence Day BBQ for troops at Kandahar Airfield July 4, 2010.

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Kileen, Texas

U.S. Army soldiers adjust an American flag before U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial for victims of the recent shooting on the U.S. Army post at Fort Hood military base on April 9, 2014.

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Iskandariya, Iraq

Members of Montana’s 163rd Alpha Company take pictures in front of an American flag as they prepare to depart Iraq at the conclusion of their tour on July 16, 2011.

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At Sea

U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer Sean Keeman of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill folds an American flag while on patrol in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of San Francisco on March 7, 2013.

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New York, New York

A soldier with the United States Army helps carry a large United States flag while march in the Veteran’s Day Parade on November 11, 2013 in New York City.

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