Dave thanks for those, I like flags, and more specifically the Stars and stripes. I have however some critical feedback on your composition choices (or it seems, lack of).
1st image would be the stronger and better of the two, but you cut the pole way too high and to close to the flag itself, you kind of, not beheaded, but "be necked" it, and it's not visually very pleasant. Also you would have had more luck with wind making it longer, it's a bit short and rectangular in shape here, more "flame like" angle would have been cool (though I realize you had no power over that).
Otherwise I do like the first image suite a bit, exposure is spot on and colors are good, though I would have made the sky a tad more dramatic in PP (Snapseed has a mode for that that is great, as long as you're extremely careful not to overdo it).
Now, if I may extend my criticism, this is supposed to be constructive and NOT to bash your picture. Composition wise, it's unfortunate. Centered pole, flag conflicting with three, and slanted part of roof screwing up the horizon. I wouldn't have kept this one. If you really wanted to save it you had to crop much tighter, above the roof line, with a litle rule of third, and eliminating the building altogether.
Again, this is only my two cents and meant as a suggestion