Originally Posted by JLibourel
I loathe the American flag lapel pins so beloved of scoundrely politicians.
Small, discreet lapel pins of long-established, well-respected fraternal and public service organizations are probably okay: Masons, Kiwanis, Rotary, that sort of thing.
If you have the ribbon for the Medal of Honor or a similar award of valor, of course!
The only lapel pins I would wear are the one from my school at Columbia and a PBK key lapel pin -- and only to events related to the respective institutions.