Since we consider flags to be the apex of branding, we likewise need the perfect medium to showcase such art and we consider the classic patch to be equal to the task. They're old-school and contemporary at the same time, equally reminiscent of our youth and our present, our innocence and our sin. And dammit....they're just oh-so visceral. We don't want to get too personal here, but when we see a beautifully designed patch, we just can't help but reach out and touch it.
So when we express our adoration for the flag and our geographic identity, we're not messing around. We don't want a cheap picture of our flag, we want a damn flag to carry with us everywhere. A totem. The patch allows that. Perfectly. If they're good enough for our Scouts and our Soldiers, they're good enough for us.