I am The Flag I am Old Glory

I am the flag of the United States of America.
My 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 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 worshiped - 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 Appamatox.


I was there at San Juan Hill,
the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest,
Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy,
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan,
Saigon, Vietnam knew me.
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 the streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt
for I am invincible
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled
in the streets of my country.
And when it's done by those
Whom I've served in battle...it hurts.
But 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.
But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
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.

To Send This To A Friend Click The Button Below:

 

 

Back To Jerry's Haven n Tell Fourth Of July Pages.