I am truly saddened by the number of our American flags that I continuously see lying crumpled and dirty, even torn on the ground right next to and under mailboxes. I always pick them up, dust them off and return them to their dignified places on the posts.
If the guilty parties were to have a soldier or veteran standing at the end of their driveway, how do you think they would feel about the carelessness and disrespect for what symbolizes what they risked life and limb for, as well as sacrificing their own private lives spent far from family and loved ones so that our flag could fly free? It would break their hearts and would shame you, and rightfully so.
Please people, it only takes 2 seconds to right this. What would tossing aside our symbol of freedom and pride like garbage say to those who despise our country? Our flag should not be in the same category as the break-up, eyesore trash that we all dread. U.S.A.!
— Lindsay K. Marsh