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Old 06-14-2012, 06:51 AM
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Old Glory

OLD GLORY
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 THE GREAT INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING.

I STAND GUARD WITH THE GREATEST MILITARY POWER IN THE WORLD.

LOOK UP!-AND SEE ME! I STAND FOR PEACE-HONOR-TRUTH-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 HELD A LITTLE HIGHER,-MY COLORS A LITTLE TRUER...I BOW TO NO ONE!

I AM RECOGNIZED ALL OVER THE WORLD. I AM WORSHIPED-I AM SALUTED-I AM RESPECTED, I AM REVERED-I AM LOVED, AND I AM FEARED!

I HAVE FOUGHT IN EVERY BATTLE IN EVERY WAR, FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS: GETTYSBURG, SHILOH, APPOMATAX, SAN JUAN HILL, THE TRENCHES OF FRANCE, THE ARGONNE FORREST, ANZIO, ROME, THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY, THE JUNGLES OF GUAM, OKINAWA, TARAWA, KOREA, VIETNAM, IN THE HEAT OF THE PERSIAN GULF, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, AND SCORES OF PLACES, LONG FORGOTTEN BY ALL, BUT THOSE WHO WHERE THERE WITH ME,...I WAS THERE.

I LED MY SAILORS AND MARINES-I FOLLOWED THEM,-I WATCH OVER THEM,-THEY LOVE ME.
I WAS ON A SMALL HILL ON IWO JIMA, I WAS DIRTY BATTLE WORN AND TIRED,...BUT MY SAILORS AND MARINES CHEERED ME, AND I WAS PROUD!
I HAVE BEEN SOILED, BURNED, TORN AND TRAMPLED OF THE STREETS OF COUNTRIES THAT I HAVE HELPED SET FREE.

IT DOES NOT HURT,...FOR I AM INVINCIBLE.
I HAVE BEEN SOILED, BURNED, TORN AND TRAMPLED ON THE STREETS OF MY OWN COUNTRY, AND WHEN IT IS DONE BY THOSE WHOM I HAVE SERVED IN BATTLE WITH,...IT HURTS. BUT I SHALL OVERCOME...FOR I AM STRONG!

I WILL NEVER COWER BEFORE ANY MASTER NOR BEND TO ANY THREAT.
I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH AND FROM MY VANTAGE POINT ON THE MOON, I STAND WATCH OVER THE UNCHARTED NEW FRONTIERS OF SPACE.
I HAVE BEEN A SILENT WITTNESS TO ALL OF AMERICA'S FINEST HOURS.
I HAVE FLOWN ATOP THE WORLD TRADE CENTERS AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, I HAVE FLOWN OVER ITS RUBBLE SHOWING ALL THAT AMERICA, ALTHOUGH BLOODIED, SPIRIT WILL NOT BE CRUSHED, FOR I AM THE SYMBOL OF FREEDOM.

BUT MY FINEST HOUR COMES WHEN I AM TORN INTO STRIPS, TO BE USED AS BANDAGES FOR MY WOUNDED COMRADES ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE,...WHEN I FLY HALF MAST TO HONOR MY SAILORS AND MARINES,...AND...WHEN I LIE IN THE TREMBLING ARMS OF A GRIEVING MOTHER, AT THE GRAVE-SIDE OF HER FALLEN SON OR DAUGHTER,...I AM PROUD!!!

MY NAME IS "O L D G L O R Y"
LONG MAY I WAVE DEAR GOD
LONG MAY I WAVE
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 AM
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Happy Flag Day!

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:36 AM
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:32 AM
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It is Flag Day, I had nearly missed it.

I reckon you'll be having that read at your retirement Josh.
It will be a part of mine.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:41 AM
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I haven't decided yet. Probably though.
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Great post!! More people should read that!!!

Ticks me off when people of our own country disrepect Old Glory! Freedom Speech they call it! If you don't like it here, pack your azz up and get the hell out.

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awesome post, respect our flag and what it stands for!
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