In South Africa today, thousands of flags waved as the US roared back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 World Cup tie with Slovenia.
At the same time in Westport, thousands of flags were planted on the lawn of the Saugatuck Congregational Church.
The object: to honor all Americans who have served their country, past and present; to remind everyone of the cost of war, and to stress the importance of working for peace.
From the playing field to the church field, there were many ways today to show your American colors.
What was yours?