The Flag Of The United States

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  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    I Am the Flag of the
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    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 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, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
    I'm presently in the mountains of Afganistan and the hot and dusty deserts of Iraq and wherever freedom is needed.
    I led my troops, I was dirty, battleworn 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,
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    I am proud.
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  2. dads81-DL

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  3. Gumpy

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    You get an "Amen" from me too! I spent 4 years wearing a funky blue uniform to ensure that people can trample my rights, if they are big enough!! lol
     
  4. greyhawk50

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    The Flag is a symbol of the will and determination of a free nation.
    May it continue to proudly wave.
     
  5. havasu

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    Excellent. This can't be reminded enough these days!
     
  6. oldbrass

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  7. Spoon

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    The true meaning of what The Colors represent has been lost among the general public. "It's only a symbol" was the latest blood pressure-raising episode by a teacher last week that stomped on it before his students. Lead injection came to my mind! 29 years total in USAF blue, raised by firm and guiding parents, only to see now that I wished I was 20yrs younger so that I might be useful when duty calls again.

    "Day is done, gone the sun,
    From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
    All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

    Fading light, dims the sight,
    And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
    From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

    Thanks and praise, for our days,
    'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
    As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

    Sun has set, shadows come,
    Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
    Always true to the promise that they made.

    While the light fades from sight,
    And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
    To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend."

    REMEMBER
     
  8. dads81-DL

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    Nice one spoon. And speaking of Scouts. Taking mine tonight . Troop 314. :)
     
  9. Rich1028

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    how many fly the flag at there house?
    I don't ...but it is one of those things I been meaning to do.
     
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  11. dads81-DL

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    Normally we do.
    As for now, she is folded with love, for her time has come to be PROPERLY and RESPECTFULLY laid to rest. Either with a ceremony with the VFW or our Boy Scout Troop.
     
  12. Spoon

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    Johnny Cash's tribute to Old Glory should be heard more often these days. May just rekindle old flames of Patriotic nature and may even spark a few new ones. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  13. squirrelhunter

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  14. FOUR4D4

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    The Greatest Play In Baseball - Rick Monday Saves U.S. Flag

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrV8QPQAhxo[/ame]
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    Vet cuts down Illegal Mexican flag flying above U.S. Flag

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nONjlZ8YMkA[/ame]
     
  16. Rich1028

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