American-flagSo this is more of a personal gripe for me today.

I am so livid over seeing the President’s face plastered on the American flag.  It spits on everything I fought for in my life.

While I understand that it has been ruled as free speech, it is still disgusting as a display, and showcases the utter ignorance of the people who fly that flag.

The flag should be respected, not tarnished with someone’s face.  Especially not someone who stands against what it means to be American.  Not someone who believes our nation’s founding documents are out of touch, or need to evolve.

This is very personal for me because I had twenty three friends come home draped with that flag.  How many other men and women were brought home in such a manner after giving the ultimate sacrifice for our nation?  I would give my last breath to protect that flag because of what it stands for, and I know many who feel the same.

Have some dignity and respect.

It is much more than just a piece of cloth. The flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.  There is meaning behind what you are defacing.

I will not apologize for this rant.  That flag means a lot to me.

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