It’s Flag Day, the annual NewsCut tradition of which requires us to cite — and maybe mock a bit — the way people show their love for the American flag, often by abusing it.
But, more often than not, they insert the flag — or suggestions of a flag — into more of their lives and products than we often realize.
We were a little sad this year that our tradition would touch the ground, given that it was mostly supported by Nikki Tundel, the great Twin Cities photojournalist and reporter who was one of the victims of budget cuts last year.
We needn’t have worried, however. She’s been documenting uses of the flag and sent us these examples.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.