I do not often feel the need to publicly vocalize my opinions, but as a longtime Imperial Valley resident, for the last several years I have been showing my pride in my country and those who have served it by displaying the United States flag along my property (which also runs along Interstate 8 between El Centro and Holtville).
When I see these flags flying in the breeze, I feel a large amount of pride. I think of those who have given of themselves to protect our right to live as we do, with more freedoms and rights than you could possibly find in any other country. This is why we have special days dedicated to them, so that what they fought for and sacrificed may not be forgotten.
I felt that in my displaying the flags, this would ignite a spark of emotion and pride from passersby. Unfortunately, there seems to be a loss of patriotism and honor in some people.