I have a friend who is a veteran, and he is extremely offended that the flags are being used for advertisement, and that the flags are then allowed to rot in place by the people who leave them. I pick up the flag by my mailbox before dark on the day it is put out, so at least it isn't displayed in the dark, and I pick up flags in the neighborhood that are getting dirty. Then I give them to my friend. I think he has them burned as part of a ceremony, as is required by the US Flag Code. If there is one real estate agent I will never do business with in this town, it is the goofball that puts out those flags with her business card.