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'*STARS & STRIPES SALUTES THE AMERICAN FLAG~'OLD GLORY'



`STARS&STRIPES SALUTES `OLD GLORY*`
*`FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!*
(Pre`lude to ***Flag Day*** 14th of June 2012`

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`Today, Stars&Stripes` Salutes `Old Glory`
 `Flag Of The United States Of America`
In Honor Of All Veterans ~ Who At One Time
Have Given Dedicated Service To Our Country',
and To The Brave Who Have Given Their Lives
In The Fight For World Freedom!

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~*~`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 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 worshiped - 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 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'm presently in the mountains of Afganistan and the hot and dusty deserts of Iraq and wherever freedom is needed.

*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 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!`~*~
~`AUTHOR UNKNOWN`~



`GOD BLESS AMERICA!`
`In God We Must Trust`

2012
12/JUN/2012
Stars&Stripes
Forever May It Fly!









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