Old China and Young America. These represent the extremes of history. Between them the other nations of 'the world fill in, each with its own manners and customs. Each country has its patriotic colors, its national song, its flag, and these countries differ from each other in no one thing so much as in the use of their flag. An Englishman once said to me: We use our flag only when necessary. You use yours upon the slightest provocation. Let this be forever true.