When my hometown celebrated their quasquincenntenial there were flags everywhere.
I'm a total sucker for flags.
For me, there is nothing more American and beautiful than a flag....i know, a little strange maybe...but my patriotism seems to bubble to the surface when there are flags around.
There was also this gorgeous, HUGE flag raised over the town by a fire truck. We were some of the lucky few (like less than 10 people) who got to watch them bring it down.