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It has become the unofficial flag of an entire generation of American war Veterans. It’s the Subdued Flag, a uniform statement worn by many of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other conflicts.
Many people might mistake it for a tasteless tweak of our nation’s colors. It’s anything but that. It’s the combat flag of the men and women of our Armed Forces. It’s a statement: This flag is not backwards, it’s assaulting forward.
For those in the know, it’s a beautiful representation of all the sacrifices, tribulations, and experiences of American Servicemembers. For those who don’t understand, wear this shirt proudly and educate them. Tell them about your experiences if they ask. Don’t let the world forget about the wars you fought—the good or the bad parts.
War is a deeply personal matter to many. Many citizens look at Veterans as either broken or bloodthirsty. They don’t understand how gray war is.
They were the best of times and they were the worst of times…and I’d never trade any of it.