What special tokens, mementos, or other significant items do you hold dear in thoughts and feelings because they represent something very endearing in your life?
Is your token representative of a dear person, a long-fought-for accomplishment, or a memory no words could ever fully describe? It’s very telling of your emotional, intellectual, and moral qualities.
Where do you store your special memento for safe-keeping?
Is it tucked away in a locked container, in an air-tight space, or in a meaningful vessel that carries equal value to the special memento? It’s very telling of your emotional, intellectual, and moral qualities.
Even more, how do you store your special item?
Is your special item wrapped in precious materials to ward off tarnishing or disintegration? Or, is it folded in a specific, meaningful way that represents the sacredness of its very existence? It’s very telling of your emotional, intellectual, and moral qualities.
Interestingly, the very reason special tokens, mementos, and other significant items are singled out is almost always related to something much grander than the physical item.
Indeed, the significance placed upon these symbols is about the reverence and respect you have for what the token, memento, or item represents – not necessarily for the physical thing, itself!
And so it is with the precious flag of a nation!
More than Fabric and Fibers
Yes, indeed, the precious flag of a nation is representative of so much more than the physical fabric and fibers comprising the tangible thing you behold with your eyes or handle with your hands!
The Flag of a Nation flies high and rests honorably as a reminder of:
- Battles fought, won or lost, by precious flesh and blood. There are precious lives of men and women represented in that fabric and in those fibers! These soldiers serve you through sacrificing their comforts, their loved ones, their limbs, and sometimes their lives fighting for the national privileges you enjoy today. As a citizen, there is a built-in expectation that you would respect and honor those who have served you in this manner.