I can't stand those who believe the flag is just a symbol, and there is nothing wrong with trashing it. Let me say that first and foremost.
But overlooking how many of us look at the flags in our patriotic way, who is still standing? The American. The winner as far as I am concerned in an uncertain world. We hit gold, we won, and as seen in the crowd, the symbol of our great nation was held up by the audience where we could once again see it.
Hard times are coming, but we as a people will not fall as far as I am concerned, regardless of what it takes to survive.