Had an argument with someone today about respect for our flag. Apparently our flag doesn't symbolize freedom or have any special meaning. People like this really get my blood boiling. How many soldiers have had a flag draped over their coffin? Why do we bother to pledge allegiance to the flag? This person tried to explain that the flag doesn't represent what it used to. Apparently every war we've been in since the revolutionary war has only been for economic reasons and many of our soldiers died without honor or reason. (Yes, this person actually said this) Freedom is wasted on some people, and sometimes it's just not worth arguing. Trivia: Why do you never perform an about face when carrying the flag?