Sightings of the American Flag in New York City

Although we Canadians are proud of our flag I certainly noticed during my time in New York City that Americans are more passionate about their stars and stripes than we are about our maple leaf. They display their flag literally everywhere! Here are some places I found the flag during my visit to the city.
In the Great Hall on Ellis Island. Over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through this hall between 1892 and 1954.

Behind singer Jenna Ushkowitz, a New Yorker and star of the hit TV show Glee singing the national anthem at a New York Yankees baseball game. With the Canadian and Japanese flags in front of the Exxon Building
Held by a Statue of Liberty performance artist in Battery Park.

Flag containing all the names of the people who died as a result of the tragedies on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.

Over the front door of the New York Stock Exchange Building on Wall Streetin the artwork Portrait of Ralph Dusenberry by artist Arthur Dove at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Over the door of the Brooklyn Bridge and Tunnel Authority Building which was used as the front entrance to the Men In Black headquarters in the movie Men In Black starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Held by honor guard during the singing of the national anthem before an NBA exhibition game between the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center

On the side of an office supply delivery truck

On the New York Health and Racquet Club White Flag by American artist Jasper Johns at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

At the Ground Zero memorial site Unfurled by military men and women on the baseball field at Yankee Stadium.

Tiny, but still visible, in front of the United Nations Building- on the right hand side, by the tree, second flag from the the painting The Constitution and the Guerriere by Thomas Chambers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

at Radio City Music Hallon the side of the subway train
Lit up at night on the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Times Square

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One response to “Sightings of the American Flag in New York City

  1. The White Flag by American artist Jasper Johns has far too much YELLOW in it – literally.


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