Originally Posted by deerman
Us American have gave a lot for that piece of cloth . many have gave their life for it.
So yes we will stand and fight for her. We have more than pride, Guess you can never understand what THE STARS and STRIPES mean to us...
Please read my post again because I think you have misunderstood what I wrote. I was trying to draw a distinction between pride in what a national flag stands for and indignation over a single piece of cloth.
Lives have been sacrificed on behalf of all of the countries represented by the international membership of this forum, for example, and many other in addition. I wrote that pride in one's own national flag is fine. Many around the world have sacrificed a great deal for what their flags stand for, or what they imagine they stand for. A tiff over a flag on a bike that started with a one day celebration of another national flag could, perhaps, have been settled by a meeting with the Principal. Jaw jaw not war war.
I'm proud of both of my national flags too but I wouldn't start a street demonstration over the incident as it now seems to have been.