I hear the older man in the Emergency Room cubicle next to mine. He says that he stopped hanging the flag after that winter, preferring his memories of what he felt America was before.

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“And whatever happens next month, I’ll not be in a rush to hang it again any time soon…This is not the culture or way of life that I fought two wars to defend.”

The Emergency Room technician now enters my space, asking questions. It was okay, I’d heard enough.

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