I thought how appropriate that we stood behind the flag! Although the Saints were leaving the United States (or what was then the United States), they still maintained a love of Country. Carrying the flag, although you can't see them, are representatives of the Nauvoo Legion. Their charter was revolked by the country they loved. Their guns were removed by a government that was intended to protect the very freedoms that were denied the early Saints, yet they stepped up in her defense when the call came for them to serve.