As for me, I have been wearing a flag in my lapel since September 11, 2001, and with special care ever since American forces took the war to the place whence it emanated, Afghanistan. As long as brave Americans were willing to accept, if necessary, wounds or death on our behalf, I felt a duty to be faithful to them: “This flag’s for them!” And will stay in my lapel until they are out of harm’s way.Accessorize! Back in the WWII days, guys collected scrap metal for the War Effort. Today, they pin it on their, uh, lapels. I'm one Victory Garden away from solving the global food-price crisis, myself.
Everyone knows silly bravado when he sees it. So let me lay some out. Since Osama bin Laden is out to harm Americans all he can, it seems only right that we should wear a flag to make it easy for him to find us. It would be disgraceful to cower.
Also, "the place whence it emanated"? Thou hast oppenned mine Eyes, my deare Novacke, with thine moste fulsome Love of Countrie.