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What the flag means to us

‘The flag represents the country as a whole and all the men and women that have sacrificed their lives for our country.’ - DAVID SULLIVAN, 55

‘The flag represents the country as a whole and all the men and women that have sacrificed their lives for our country.’ - DAVID SULLIVAN, 55

In preparation for the Fourth of July, Tucson Citizen photographer Francisco Medina recently spent several days traveling around Tucson with an American flag. He asked people to tell him what the flag means to them and to hold the flag in any way they wished.

‘It stands for the history and pride of America. Also the people that have fought for America.’ - JIM SULLIVAN, 11

‘It stands for the history and pride of America. Also the people that have fought for America.’ - JIM SULLIVAN, 11

‘I am still proud to be an American and this flag stands for our freedom.’ - BENJAMIN TSOSIE, 56

‘I am still proud to be an American and this flag stands for our freedom.’ - BENJAMIN TSOSIE, 56

‘I feel honor and joy as I hold the flag. It allows us to live here in this country.’ - MARIA<br />
 BONILLAS, 72

‘I feel honor and joy as I hold the flag. It allows us to live here in this country.’ - MARIA
BONILLAS, 72

‘The flag means freedom.’ - SAUL RODRIGUEZ, 23

‘The flag means freedom.’ - SAUL RODRIGUEZ, 23

‘I’m a citizen and it stands for my freedom and all the little things in our community, like all the help we get from our community. It also allows us the<br />
freedom to hold our rallies.’ - DIANA TORRES, 42

‘I’m a citizen and it stands for my freedom and all the little things in our community, like all the help we get from our community. It also allows us the
freedom to hold our rallies.’ - DIANA TORRES, 42

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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