Many Americans are deeply offended when someone sets fire to an American flag. So much so that a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting flag desecration has been proposed. Perhaps none are more upset by this than military veterans, who have seen their fellow service members die in combat fighting for our freedom and know better than any of us what the Stars and Stripes symbolizes.
Local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) representatives took matters into their own hands recently to punish a man who, after being refused alcohol (because he had no identification), decided to burn the VFW Post's American flag:
This was no ordinary flag, either. It had flown over a foxhole in Iraq, where several U.S. soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. What do you think? Does the punishment fit the crime?