I Am The Flag Of The United States Of America

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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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 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.
    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 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.
    MY NAME IS OLD GLORY
    LONG MAY I WAVE.


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  2. cattinfever999

    cattinfever999 New Member

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    Thank you old glory and thank you to our vets!!!
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Don't know Ace ,but I do believe that is one of your greastest post yet.I salute you brother Ace and I salute OLD GLORY and everything that she stood for in the Past ,In the Future and At The Present!! GOD BLESS OUR BEATIFUL FLAG and GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS where ever they may be.
    let her keep on flying proudly FOREVER!!
     
  4. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    That gave me chills. Makes you Proud to be an American. Thank you Ace.
     
  5. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Wonderful thread, Ernest. Three cheers for the red, white, and blue. Reminds me of one of my favorite patriotic songs.... "You're a grand old flag.....you're a high-flying flag......and for-ever in peace may you wave.....You're the em-blem of.....the land I love......the home of....the free and.....the brave!.....Every heart beats true......under red, white, and blue.....and there's never a boast nor brag.....but should old ac-quaintance be forgot.....keep your eye on that GRAND OLD FLAG!"
     
  6. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    Thanks again Ace You have done it again with a wonderful post.
     
  7. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

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    Those Colors DONT RUN!! Damn proud to be an AMERICAN by birth :big_smile:
     
  8. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Here's a picture that a friend of mine drew for me many, many years ago. I don't remember if he composed the poem or not. I think it fits right in this discussion
     

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  9. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Great post Ace, being a vet as well as a patriot that sends chills down my spine. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    Aaron
     
  10. Darrell

    Darrell New Member

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    Great job ACE.

    MAJ D
     
  11. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Great post Ace...THANKS
     
  12. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Ace You did again!!GOD BLESS OUR FLAG OUR COUNTRY AND OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES!!pk powell:big_smile:
     
  13. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Good one partner.