I contemplated for a long time who I might talk with to learn more about the American Flag and what it means to people. Someone who hates the flag? Someone who loves it? Too easy. "Why not start at the beginning," I thought. Or at least a beginning. How does a young American begin to learn about this object and idea that permeates our lives. Thanks Talia for your insights. note: Talia was five when I interviewed her. She is now six.