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mugsy
05-26-2003, 10:00 AM
And people say that people in other countries don't like Americans.... My friend Joy sent this to me. Happy Memorial Day and remember those we have lost....

I Am the Flag of the



Of America

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 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 know me.
I was there.
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,

I am proud.



Please forward this message to all who still love

and respect me that I may fly proudly

for another two hundred years.

RICHARD
05-26-2003, 10:59 AM
thanks!

:)

momoffuzzyfaces
05-26-2003, 01:06 PM
That made me cry! Thanks!

marysmerrycats
05-26-2003, 01:10 PM
:) thanks:)

zippy-kat
05-26-2003, 01:57 PM
:) thanks for sharing this mugsy--I'll be passing it on to others!

RubyMutt
05-26-2003, 02:22 PM
i loved it :) thanks for sharing :)

iceyshiver21
05-26-2003, 03:29 PM
Lovely.

mugsy
05-27-2003, 11:59 AM
Thanks...I cried too. It's nice to know that there are those out there that are patriotic. The original post was really cool with flags all over it.

Stenograsaurus
05-27-2003, 01:17 PM
They play that on one of our local radio stations. It is beautiful.