I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth
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 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.
The people of Korea, Vietnam and Kuwait
know me as a banner of freedom.
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
It does not hurt,
for I am invincible.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth
and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers
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
when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving
at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
or in the arms of a child or spouse who
will have to go on without one who gave
in a national disaster to save the life
As so many did at the
Pentagon and the World Trade Center Towers
MY NAME IS OLD GLORY,
LONG MAY I WAVE.
PLEASE FORWARD MY MESSAGE
TO ALL WHO LOVE AND RESPECT
THAT I MAY FLY PROUDLY AND
TO INSPIRE ALL CITIZENS TO
OUR NATION BY THEIR GREAT UNSELFISH
ACTS OF LOVE AND RESPECT FOR
OF THEIR FELLOW AMERICANS.
GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!
They lit a candle......
Please make the darkness go away.
I watch with eyes that can't believe,
Is this a replay I say?
I see those who are so cool and calm,
With looks of confusion.
Minutes are filled with lifetime nightmares,
Surely this can't be we cry.
Now two candles burn,
In the city that touched the sky.
The smoke looks like two snakes,
Twisting in the sky.
Something like this can't happen.
I watch as the people run,
Fear and tears mark our faces.
No, no, no, we cry.
Tis another candle,
This time in DC.
Then another in a field,
Madness this must be.
I watch as the candles fall,
More tears streaking down my face.
Smoke and dust blanket the city.
People running down the street,
Everything covered in dust,
I wish to turn away,
I can stand no more.
Yet I watch
Let me awaken from this dream,
Take this nightmare away.
But this was real,
So very real.
As light of day
Turns to dark of night,
I light a candle,
For those who's light was lost today.
For those left behind
to honor their family, friends,
our fellow Americans.
I am deeply touched and saddened
by this senseless tragedy ...
my heart goes out to All !!!
My deepest condolences and prayers