Recently I was asked about the flag. It was a pretty innocuous question: "How does that make you feel to watch the flag at colors?" I answered the question and went about my business. Later, while sitting in my stateroom, I reflected on the question and found myself compelled to write down my thoughts. As I wrote, I watched the evening news and noticed a significant number of "embedded" media reporters who are simply amazed at our operations in Iraq. I wonder if they notice the number of U.S. flags sewn on uniforms.