To those of you who don't support the protection of "Old Glory," please listen to this.
Most of us Marines, who fought to preserve America's freedom, would rather have someone desecrate us than our flag, and many of ours have given up their lives, limbs and futures for our flag and what it stands for.
We may have fought for some First Amendment rights -- but certainly not those that allow persons to utter profanities against our nation nor against what our nation stands for. We didn't fight for the right of those to bring smut to our kids, to heap ridicule on those who go to war when our country calls (Vietnam), to burn the symbol of everything we stand for, our flag.
We didn't fight for First Amendment rights that allow any American to spit on another, insult another or degrade another. We fought for the freedom to get along together, grow together, raise familes together, prosper together and live without fear together.
Our flag was born out of the blood, sweat and toil of millions and millions of American patriots who sacrificed and built this great country of ours, It was born of the sacrifices of those who traveled with Lewis and Clark to discover new land; those who gambled all to travel west in the wagon trains to build this new nation; those who experienced the great depression and lived through this greatest of all recessions to raise families and to produce the products that sustain us all.
To read this entire letter, click on the link "Our Flag" above. These are the kinds of letters you will read in ALWAYS FAITHFUL.