Bristol, Rhode Island. is known for being a very patriotic town. Their Fourth of July celebration is heralded as being "the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States".
Even the streets get in on the action.
Red, white and blue marks the middle of the road on most of the streets in the town, showing the way for the annual parade.
And it remains there for the rest of the year to shock and awe all visitors.
Such as my flabbergasted self.