This edition pays homage and respect to all the people who have served our Nation since the beginning, especially our military, firefighters, police, and first responders. Generation after generation, Americans from all walks of life have stepped up to the plate to serve. They are proud to wear that flag on their uniform, for it represents something greater than themselves. We made the flag tattered and distressed to represent the long and difficult journey the flag has taken since the birth of the Republic to modern day. Last, we hold a special place for all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while downrange or in the line of duty. We have placed a patriotic quote on the inside of the right leg that reads, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” -Elmer Davis.