Occasionally, I’ll meet someone from another country who will say, “You Americans really like your flag. They’re everywhere.” I can’t argue with them. We love our flag. You see them on or outside of public buildings, but that’s to be expected. We also buy them and put them outside our homes and businesses. We wear them on clothes. We put them on our cars and trucks. We put them on just about everything.
My favorite flags are more the home-grown celebrations of our country. I think it’s great when people make their own flag or paint it where you don’t expect it. Some even to put elements of the flag on display in a show of patriotic pride. I think it shows the character of the people who put those things out there for the world to see.
Yes, we really like our flag; no argument here. Happy Independence Day.