A few years
ago, at least two-thirds of the houses had flags. Today I would estimate that number being 15% to 20% .
Around here, there is a relatively cheap service that provides flags for
patriotic holidays (like Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc.). They provide the flags, set-them-up, take them down, etc. It requires no effort – other than to write a check.
did the economy make the outlay feel too extravagant? Or did the
collective level of patriotism drop significantly, recently?
My guess … a
little of both; but it probably has more to do with the economy. What
do you think?