My husband's father served in the Korean War. Here's his flag--the case was made by my dad.
We all live pretty comfortable lives. And we all owe our freedom to the men and women who fought bravely, some giving the ultimate sacrifice. For whatever reason, they chose to be brave and fight, and we can never repay that debt. The least we can do is respect the dangerous job they volunteered to do and respect the flag that represents our freedom.
So while you're enjoying the day off with burgers and beers this holiday weekend, take a moment to remember why you get to enjoy it.