On July 4th in the Bay Area of California, a group of young people who claimed to be veterans of the war in Iraq took it upon themselves to show their "love" for America in a way few do; by burning an upside-down American flag in celebration of the birthday of America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The flag is a symbol of our unity and the blood sweat tears of those that came before us. The flag also has a purpose, some times it is a beacon or a message a warning that something is wrong. We burnt the flag to be a strong visual representation of our protest to the unjust war on terror that cannot be won. This flag represents us as a people. The flag is on the arms of every uniform on every soldier fighting in your name. If you accept that nothing is wrong you condone the atrocities that are occurring. So get angry, we are trying to wake you up, said the groups YouTube account.