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#150122 - 03/16/03 06:04 PM The Flag  
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I Am the Flag of the United States 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, battle worn 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.

This is why we fight for freedom....
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Did this catch your attention???? It didn't need to be bashed ! :rolleyes:

#150123 - 03/16/03 07:01 PM Re: The Flag  
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Why, this is very moving! thanks for sharing! wink
This is the national symbol which unites us all, and should be praised. Long may she wave!

#150124 - 03/16/03 07:56 PM Re: The Flag  
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and WAVE and Wave and Wave.


Dare To Deviate
#150125 - 03/16/03 08:23 PM Re: The Flag  
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flag wavers are crazy

#150126 - 03/16/03 08:35 PM Re: The Flag  
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haha, missed ya toad! *waves flag in toad's face*

#150127 - 03/16/03 08:38 PM Re: The Flag  
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Ya'll wanna know something funny???
If Belize were under attack...I would help defend it...no hesitation at all.


Life May Be a Beach...I prefer Reefs...
#150128 - 03/16/03 09:01 PM Re: The Flag  
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[Linked Image]

War Paint

#150129 - 03/16/03 09:02 PM Re: The Flag  
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cool! it scared me when it popped up tho wink

#150130 - 03/16/03 09:05 PM Re: The Flag  
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Great shot!!!!


Life May Be a Beach...I prefer Reefs...
#150131 - 03/17/03 03:42 AM Re: The Flag  
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VERY COOL!!!!!!
Rick

And Thanks NY for reposting!!! laugh laugh wink

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