Take a moment and remember the people that came before. For every stride made. For advancing the cause of equality in ethnicity and gender. For standing with the disadvantaged and the infirm. For every life lived and every life lost.
What does each stripe mean to you? What does each star mean to you?
And this can be for everyone. People outside of the US are impacted by the actions of the people of the US every day. Whether that is positive or negative. And it will be both. And it is both. For all of us.