"I Am The Flag"
I am the flag of the United States of
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's hall of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of
I stand guard with power in the world. Look
up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and
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
I bow to no one! I am recognized all over
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 than 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg,
Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the
Normandy, Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan,
knows me, I was there!
I led my troops, I was dirty, battle-tested
but my soldiers cheered me, and I was
America has been attacked by cowardly
And many lives have been lost.
But those who would destroy me cannot win
for I am the symbol of freedom. One nation
Under God -
Indivisible with liberty and justice for
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
on the streets of my own country.
And when it's 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
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a
at the grave of their fallen son or
daughter, I am proud!
My Name Is Old Glory...Long May I Wave!
May We Never Forget
Author Unknown To Me