Like I already think the shit people say and do about the flag being stepped on is stupid enough, as to me its a piece of fucking fabric and not a living breathing person, but lets say another countries flag, like Germany, is being stepped on. Then what? Is it such an unlawful action or because it isn't America, it's okay?
Now let me go ahead and cover things I know will surely be said against me:
I am American, born and raised here as well as my parents, grand-parents, and great-grand parents.
Never moved to another country when young, stayed in the US forever.
Not a terrorist.
I respect all soldiers, but not the flag. Its a piece of fabric in my eyes, not the actual soldier in combat or at home or in the barracks or wherever. It's something that looks nice.
I respect soldiers for doing what they do as I never made it through basic, me being trans really started fucking with my head and through me over the edge, to put it nicely.
I respect soldiers and what they do, but not the flag as all it does is wave in the wind.
When I do the pledge, I do it because I have to if people are watching. Sometimes, I just don't do it at all.
Basically, I just see the flag as just that. A flag. A piece of fabric. An overrated piece of fucking fabric that has red, white, and blue on it like so many others. And for those who might say, "if you have such an issue, then move/leave" don't worry. I'm just biding my time.
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Disrespecting any flag of any nation while on their soil ( and even off their soil ) is wrong. Your right it is a piece of fabric but it's also more then that, it is also a symbol, a symbol of what our ancestors fought, bled and died for on two separate occasions on our soil. One of which granted you the freedom you have now, and also what our soldiers have fought to protect for the last 200 some years.
The Flag stands as a symbol of Liberty, Justice and Freedom for all people it always has even now ( despite our horrid government )
A single American flag is draped over each and every single coffin of our fallen soldiers. To honor them for their service and their sacrifice and as a reminder that we never leave a man behind dead or alive.
A burial flag after the taps has played is folded into the symbolic tri-cornered flag, and given to the next of kin after the ceremony for soldiers who are Eligible like my grandfather, given a marines military funeral.
Anyone who falls under one of these is eligible
Veteran who served during wartime
Veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
Veteran who served after January 31, 1955
peacetime Veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950
certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U. S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
certain former members of the Selected Reserves
After a flag has been used for a Military or Veterans funeral, it should never be flown again or displayed in any other way than in the tri-fold shape in which it was presented to the next of kin. In other words, the folded flag should never be "opened" again. There are many appropriate display cases available for purchase to display the burial flag and to protect it from wear and fading.
So show some damn respect, that's the problem with this generation no respect, for the flag, country or tradition.0
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