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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 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 in 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.


Please forward my message to all who still love and respect me,

that I may fly proudly for another 200 years.


Happy Fourth of July!


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