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 bit 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 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 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. 

  DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN 

  LONG MAY I WAVE!

Author Unknown