I love the experiment and democracy of America, the ideas and principles. And I love my home, my family and friends.
It’s not how I would express an emotion but Freedom of Speech, can and should include the use of a symbol. Note: in its purest form, one can never desecrate an idea.
It is then because my father served in the Army, because I exercise my rights to advise my elected representatives where I stand and wish to be reflected in policies and law, and why I volunteer on local townships committees that I support Freedom of Speech.