there's something else i noticed from the car line at school.
this week my daughter is on "flag duty" - in charge of taking down the flag after school. i watched her do it, and was reminded of all the rules she told me about it. things like never letting it touch the ground, not rolling into a ball but folding it a special way, and always treating it with respect. as i watched her and a friend carefully follow all those rules, it struck me that we treat our flag with a lot more thought and care than we treat the people it represents. what would our neighborhoods & cities, even our country, look like, if we took treating people as seriously as we took raising & lowering our flag?