While at work today we saw Senator John McCain giving a speech. One of my co-workers noticed there were seven US Flags on each side of the stage. Is there any significance to have 14 flags (7 on each side) on the stage? Is there a reason to have so many? I was in the Boy Scouts for 5 years and the US Air Force for 30 years (worked in protocol and was on the Base Honor Guard) and I don't remember ever seeing a display like this or being asked the question that was posed today. Please advise.