AM THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up at me and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners, my head is a little higher, my colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped, I am saluted,
I am loved, I am revered,
I am respected, and I am feared.
I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years.
I was flown, at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, Guam, China, Burma, India, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam, and now me, my own battle.
I was there, I led my troops, I was dirty, battle-worn and tired, but my soldiers cheered
me and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on, on the very streets of countries I have helped set free. (France and Germany)
It does not hurt, for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my own country.
But, when it's by those with whom I've served in battle, it hurts.
I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted
frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
My finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier, or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter, I am proud.
MY NAME IS OLD GLORY
LONG MAY I WAVE.
DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN, LONG MAY I WAVE!!!
send MY MESSAGE TO ALL WHO STILL LOVE AND RESPECT ME AND THE GREAT COUNTRY FOR WHICH I FLY, THAT I MAY FLY PROUDLY FOR ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED YEARS.
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BUFORD Families in America Book 2005
Addendum to Buford Book 2005
And my ALL-TIME favorite ~ TRIVIA
~~~Clouds by Torie~~~