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I Am The Flag

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 than 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 Khe Sahn, Saigon, Vietnam know me,
I was there.

I led my troops,
I was dirty, battle-tested and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me
And I was proud.

America has been attacked by cowardly fanatics
And many lives have been lost
But those who would destroy me cannot win
For I am the symbol of freedom,
Of one nation under God
Indivisible
With liberty and justice for all.

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 on the streets of my 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 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.

Raise the Flag

by Charles Clark

 

Raise the flag folks, raise the flag

Hold her high folks, don't let her drag­

Raise the flag folks, raise the flag

She's mighty proud, so don't let her sag.

 

For over two hundred years, she has been by our side

For over two hundred years, we have served her with pride

She's the symbol of right and equality

The symbol of those who have died to be free

 

So, raise the flag folks, raise the flag

 

When Washington crossed the Delaware

He carried our flag, and it is still there

He held it high, so that all could see

For he knew what, it meant to free

 

So, raise the flag folks, raise the flag

 

Then a man by the name of Francis Scott Key

One day wrote, "Oh say can you see"

It's a song of our flag, and its majesty

Of freedom and rights and liberty­

 

So, raise the flag folks, Raise the flag

 

Then they fought at the Alamo

The United States, against Mexico

There were two hundred men, who fought to live free

Yes, two hundred died, for us can't you see ­


So, raise the flag folks, Raise the flag

Hold her high folks, don't let her drag

Raise the flag folks, Raise the flag

She's mighty proud, so don't let her sag

 

When the blue fought the gray, In the Civil War

They fought and they fought, "Till they could-fight no more

They fought for the right, Of all to be free

Yes they fought for the rights of both you and me

 

So, raise the flag folks, Raise the flag

 

Then they sailed to fight in World War One

And they unfurled the-flag, and took her along

And 'tho they fought in the woods, and the trenches too

They never lost sight, of the red, white and blue

 

So, raise the flag folks, Raise the flag

 

We have fought in Iraq and Germany

Korea, Japan and South Vietnam

We have given our all, for the right to be free

And our flag waves proud, for the whole world to see

 

So, Raise the flag folks, Raise the flag

Hold her high folks, don’t let her drag

Raise the flag folks, raise the flag

She's mighty proud; so don't let her sag

Marine Infantry Battalion, Baker Company, Iraq 9/11/2003

My Name Is Old Glory, Long May I Wave

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