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Here are all of the patriotic pictures our readers shared with us for our “America — Red, White and Beautiful” feature. Thanks to all who participated!

Alison Stanislaw of Lansingville loves her eagle. Taken by Sherry Parent.

Alison Stanislaw of Lansingville loves her eagle. Taken by Sherry Parent.


Maddie Fall and Anna Buffone (Leetonia) are at the Columbiana Fourth of July celebration last year. The photo was taken by Nicole Buffone.

Maddie Fall and Anna Buffone (Leetonia) are at the Columbiana Fourth of July celebration last year. The photo was taken by Nicole Buffone.


Doesn't this young man look "Proud to be an American?"

Doesn't this young man look "Proud to be an American?"


This cutie is really enjoying waving our red, white and beautiful flag!

This cutie is really enjoying waving our red, white and beautiful flag!


This is Cole Steiner planting a flag by the steps. He was two in this photo (12-31-10) and lives in North Canton, Ohio. His parents are Zak and Arin Steiner, originally from Girard and Champion. Sent by grandmother, Sharon Johnston of Austintown.

This is Cole Steiner planting a flag by the steps. He was two in this photo (12-31-10) and lives in North Canton, Ohio. His parents are Zak and Arin Steiner, originally from Girard and Champion. Sent by grandmother, Sharon Johnston of Austintown.


This is Cole Steiner planting a flag by the steps. He was two in this photo (12-31-10) and lives in North Canton, Ohio. His parents are Zak and Arin Steiner, originally from Girard and Champion. Sent by grandmother, Sharon Johnston of Austintown.

This is Cole Steiner planting a flag by the steps. He was two in this photo (12-31-10) and lives in North Canton, Ohio. His parents are Zak and Arin Steiner, originally from Girard and Champion. Sent by grandmother, Sharon Johnston of Austintown.


Allie Snyder of Toledo and Leigha Quiring of Medina dawn red, white and blue at a family picnic in Girard. Though the girls are technically third cousins once removed, their large, Italian family in the Youngstown area feels "a cousin's a cousin." Sent by Allie's great-grandmother, Rita Finelli.

Allie Snyder of Toledo and Leigha Quiring of Medina dawn red, white and blue at a family picnic in Girard. Though the girls are technically third cousins once removed, their large, Italian family in the Youngstown area feels "a cousin's a cousin." Sent by Allie's great-grandmother, Rita Finelli.


Nose to nose in a stare down with his favorite gorilla from the Columbus Zoo is Jaxson Davies, grandson of Dave and Nancy Palmer of Ellsworth, Ohio.

Nose to nose in a stare down with his favorite gorilla from the Columbus Zoo is Jaxson Davies, grandson of Dave and Nancy Palmer of Ellsworth, Ohio.


 Kalotina Alexandra Xenikis, 8 months, of Campbell, is dressed to celebrate her father's birthday, July 4. Submitted by Dana Sacui.

Kalotina Alexandra Xenikis, 8 months, of Campbell, is dressed to celebrate her father's birthday, July 4. Submitted by Dana Sacui.


Kalotina Alexandra Xenikis, 8 months, of Campbell, is dressed to celebrate her father's birthday, July 4. Her family heritage involves many who served and a cousin who is serving our country in the U.S. Air Force, so they have more than one reason to celebrate this special holiday!!  Submitted by Dana Sacui.

Kalotina Alexandra Xenikis, 8 months, of Campbell, is dressed to celebrate her father's birthday, July 4. Her family heritage involves many who served and a cousin who is serving our country in the U.S. Air Force, so they have more than one reason to celebrate this special holiday!! Submitted by ...


Six-month-old Julia Putko of Boardman, is all smiles in her red, white and blue.

Six-month-old Julia Putko of Boardman, is all smiles in her red, white and blue.


Julia Putko of Boardman, daughter of Jim and Casey Putko, is all smiles in her red, white and blue.

Julia Putko of Boardman, daughter of Jim and Casey Putko, is all smiles in her red, white and blue.


Julia Putko, six-months, of Boardman, is the daughter of Jim and Casey Putko. She is red, white and beautiful for her first 4th of July!

Julia Putko, six-months, of Boardman, is the daughter of Jim and Casey Putko. She is red, white and beautiful for her first 4th of July!


A collage of July 4 celebrations submitted by Bridget Cramer.

A collage of July 4 celebrations submitted by Bridget Cramer.


Sisters Jennifer and Jaci Mullally of Poland, taken by their Aunt Joyce Buzzacco of Youngstown.

Sisters Jennifer and Jaci Mullally of Poland, taken by their Aunt Joyce Buzzacco of Youngstown.


Jennifer Mullally of Poland, taken by her Aunt Joyce Buzzacco of Youngstown.

Jennifer Mullally of Poland, taken by her Aunt Joyce Buzzacco of Youngstown.


Heather Kesling  of Champion, took this photo at one of the high school football games this past season where a tribute was given to our military.

Heather Kesling of Champion, took this photo at one of the high school football games this past season where a tribute was given to our military.


Adalyn and Toby Sell, siblings of  North Lima, sent by their mom, Tiffany Sell.

Adalyn and Toby Sell, siblings of North Lima, sent by their mom, Tiffany Sell.


Cpl. Michael Polombi, son of Cookie and Anthony Polombi, holding a nephew, Tommy Strain. From left are Anthony Polombi, Michael's son; Gina Strain, his niece; and Colin Polombi, also Michael's son. Michael is serving in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Watertown, New York, with his wife, Jennifer (Silver) Polombi, Anthony, Colin, and Alexander, born June 2. Submitted by Cookie Polombi.

Cpl. Michael Polombi, son of Cookie and Anthony Polombi, holding a nephew, Tommy Strain. From left are Anthony Polombi, Michael's son; Gina Strain, his niece; and Colin Polombi, also Michael's son. Michael is serving in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Watertown, New York, with his wife, Jennifer (Silver) ...


 This is Gianna Carlucci, taken in May 2011, submitted by Sandi Muir of North Jackson.

This is Gianna Carlucci, taken in May 2011, submitted by Sandi Muir of North Jackson.


Taken July 4, 2012, this picture features Carmine White, 6, Lucia White, 5 months, and Gemma White 3, all of Canfield. Taken by their mother, Joanna White.

Taken July 4, 2012, this picture features Carmine White, 6, Lucia White, 5 months, and Gemma White 3, all of Canfield. Taken by their mother, Joanna White.


Elisabeth and Madeline Facemyer of Canfield, with John Facemyer of Austintown, their grandfather and a veteran. Submitted by Dr. Gregory J. Facemyer.

Elisabeth and Madeline Facemyer of Canfield, with John Facemyer of Austintown, their grandfather and a veteran. Submitted by Dr. Gregory J. Facemyer.


Elisabeth and Madeline Facemyer of Canfield, submitted by their dad, Dr. Gregory J. Facemyer.

Elisabeth and Madeline Facemyer of Canfield, submitted by their dad, Dr. Gregory J. Facemyer.


Amity McFarlin of Texas is red, white and beautiful to her mommy, Sherry Clark Parent of Youngstown.

Amity McFarlin of Texas is red, white and beautiful to her mommy, Sherry Clark Parent of Youngstown.


 Isabella, Olivia and Julia, 14-month old triplets, and Nicholas Atsas, 4. Sent by their mother, Kate Atsas of Boardman.

Isabella, Olivia and Julia, 14-month old triplets, and Nicholas Atsas, 4. Sent by their mother, Kate Atsas of Boardman.


 Isabella Atsas, looking cute in her red, white and blue, but don't let the cuteness fool you! Sent by her mom, Kate Atsas of Boardman.

Isabella Atsas, looking cute in her red, white and blue, but don't let the cuteness fool you! Sent by her mom, Kate Atsas of Boardman.


Corey Purcell of Dublin, Ohio, taken July 4, 1997. Corey graduated from high school June 8, 2013. Submitted by his grandmother, Janet Murray of Canfield.

Corey Purcell of Dublin, Ohio, taken July 4, 1997. Corey graduated from high school June 8, 2013. Submitted by his grandmother, Janet Murray of Canfield.


This is my great-nephew Jeffery Campman holding his son, my great-great nephew Nathan. They are both from Austintown. Submitted by Denny Furman.

This is my great-nephew Jeffery Campman holding his son, my great-great nephew Nathan. They are both from Austintown. Submitted by Denny Furman.


Red, white and beautiful Aniello Rose sent by Carla Rose.

Red, white and beautiful Aniello Rose sent by Carla Rose.


Denise Butler of Boardman submitted this picture of her Beatles' albums.

Denise Butler of Boardman submitted this picture of her Beatles' albums.


Here is a photo of David Dull watching the Hubbard Founder's Day Parade in July 2011. Photo submitted by Marla D'Andrea-Dull.

Here is a photo of David Dull watching the Hubbard Founder's Day Parade in July 2011. Photo submitted by Marla D'Andrea-Dull.


All smiles, or hiding, as the parade nears. Submitted by Joyce Shaffer.

All smiles, or hiding, as the parade nears. Submitted by Joyce Shaffer.


All decked out in red, white and blue; it's a tough job waiting for the parade to start. Submitted by Joyce Shaffer.

All decked out in red, white and blue; it's a tough job waiting for the parade to start. Submitted by Joyce Shaffer.


Lauren Smallwood of Canfield, celebrating the Canfield 2012 4th of July parade. Submitted by her mom, Jennifer Smallwood.

Lauren Smallwood of Canfield, celebrating the Canfield 2012 4th of July parade. Submitted by her mom, Jennifer Smallwood.


Troy Sudimak, 4, is getting ready for the "Firecracker 400" as he races at his grandparents, Rodney and Jeanne Sudimak's home.

Troy Sudimak, 4, is getting ready for the "Firecracker 400" as he races at his grandparents, Rodney and Jeanne Sudimak's home.


 Getting ready for the Struther's Fourth of July Parade in 2012 which passes by MaMa Deem's house are Sadie Jones of Youngstown and Corinne and Joshua Deem, both of Boardman. Submitted by Dee Deem of Struthers, their grandmother.

Getting ready for the Struther's Fourth of July Parade in 2012 which passes by MaMa Deem's house are Sadie Jones of Youngstown and Corinne and Joshua Deem, both of Boardman. Submitted by Dee Deem of Struthers, their grandmother.


 Great-grandma Betty Thompson with her grandson, Dominic Fiumara. Both are of Poland. Submitted by Amy Fiumara, Dominic's mother.

Great-grandma Betty Thompson with her grandson, Dominic Fiumara. Both are of Poland. Submitted by Amy Fiumara, Dominic's mother.


Dominic DeAngelo and Jessica Miller, both of Youngstown, salute America at Cardinal Mooney High School senior prom. Sent by Greg and Maribeth DeAngelo.

Dominic DeAngelo and Jessica Miller, both of Youngstown, salute America at Cardinal Mooney High School senior prom. Sent by Greg and Maribeth DeAngelo.


Cousins, Alisson Fisher of Canfield and Madeline DeRocco of Landsdale, Pa., at the Canfield 4th of July celebration, sent by their grandma, Marilyn Fisher.

Cousins, Alisson Fisher of Canfield and Madeline DeRocco of Landsdale, Pa., at the Canfield 4th of July celebration, sent by their grandma, Marilyn Fisher.


Molly Bury of Liberty, was one-year old when this photo was taken by her papa, Red Pallante of Liberty.

Molly Bury of Liberty, was one-year old when this photo was taken by her papa, Red Pallante of Liberty.


Sydney Sargent of Struthers, sent by her dad, Ryan Sargent.

Sydney Sargent of Struthers, sent by her dad, Ryan Sargent.


Sam Sargent of Struthers, sent by his mom, Tanya Sargent.

Sam Sargent of Struthers, sent by his mom, Tanya Sargent.


Raelynn Olson, 3, of Galloway, Ohio, sent by her great-grandmother, Agnes Myers of Austintown.

Raelynn Olson, 3, of Galloway, Ohio, sent by her great-grandmother, Agnes Myers of Austintown.