|I Am Still The Same Old
Hello, remember me?
Some people call me Old Glory,
me Stars and Stripes;
I have been referred
to as the Star Spangled Banner.
they call me,
I am your Flag, or as I
....the Flag of the United
States of America.
something that has been bothering me,
thought I might talk it over with you....
because it's about you and me.
remember some time ago, I think it
was Fourth Of July Day,
were lined up on both sides of the street to
watch the parade.
high school band was behind me,
naturally, I was leading the parade.
your Daddy saw me coming along, waving in the
he immediately removed his hat and
placed it against his left shoulder
his right hand was directly over his heart.
And you, Yes, I remember you.
Standing there straight as a soldier.
have a hat, but you were giving the correct
They taught you in school to place
your right hand over your heart.
little sister? Not to be outdone,
saluting the same as you.
Oh, I was very
proud as I came down your street.
some soldiers home on leave
and they were
standing at attention giving their military
Also, some V.F.W. veterans with
their caps at jaunty angles were saluting
smartly. Ladies as well as men, paid me the
reverence I deserve.
Now, I may sound a
Well, I am. I
have a right to be,
because I represent the
finest country in the world....
States of America.
More than one aggressive
nation has tried to haul me down,
all felt the fury of this freedom loving
Remember...many of you had to go
overseas to defend me.
happened? I'm still the same old Flag.
I've had a couple more stars added since you
were a boy.
A lot more blood has been shed
since that Fourth Of July Day parade
long ago. Dad is gone now, The home town has a
The last time
I came down your street,
I saw that some of
the old landmarks were gone,
but in their
place, shinning majestically in the sun,
were a number of new buildings and homes.
Yes sir, the old home town has changed.
now....I don't feel as proud as I used to.
When I came down your street, you just stand
with your hands in your pockets and
give me a small glance,
then look or turn
When I think
of all the places I've been...
Guadalcanal, Battle of the Bulge, Korea, and
I wonder what's happened? I'm still
the same old Flag.
But now I see
children running around and shouting as I pass
They don't seem to know who I am.
saw an old man take his hat off, and then look
He didn't see anybody else with
so he quickly put his back on.
Is it a sin to be an American anymore?
you forgotten what I stand for?
forgotten all the battlefields where men fought
and died to keep this nation, your nation,
When you salute me, you are actually
Take a look at
the Memorial Honor Rolls sometime.
the names of those who never came back,
are resting 'neath white crosses on a far away
Some of them
were friends or relatives of yours,
even went to school with you.
you're saluting....when you revere me.
it won't be long until I come down your street
So when you
see me, stand straight,
place your hand over
and you'll see me waving back.
My salute to you, I'll show you that I too,