Today is July 4th. And as my son and I were driving into our neighborhood, we noticed how few flags we saw waving.
A few years ago, at least two-thirds of the houses had flags. Today I would get estimate that number being 15% to 20% of the houses.
In our neighborhood, there is a $75 per year service that provides flags for patriotic holidays (like Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc.).
So, did the economy make the $75 outlay feel too extravagant? Or did the collective level of patriotism drop significantly?
My guess … a little of both; but it probably has more to do with the economy. What do you think?