It is wonderful to see the flag displayed with grace and grandeur. It is also treated with respect and dignity. She is hoisted high in the morning and at sunset she is taken down. She is folded with care and put away until the next day.
And why do we care how she is treated? It is my considered opinion that if we contemplate her origins and her history it's hard to separate her from any part of who we are as a nation. It is a legacy handed down to us and one which is hard to deny. We have a history that at times is dismal and embarrassing. She was there when we have not been a kind and gentle nation. And she was there at the times when we were at our best. We are reminded by her that freedom isn't free and even when this nation is struggling to continue to promote that freedom we have her to bolster and encourage us. Long may she wave!!!