Last month my friend talked to me about her feelings on the current state of America, specifically how she felt the image of the flag had been taken over with hate. I love this country because you can be an American how you see fit. The way out of the current situation is to move forward with compassion and self reliance. I think that revisting your own pride for the American Flag and local civil service no matter how small will help in a big way. No one can help you and your community better then you.