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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 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 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, battle worn and tired,but my soldiers cheered me. And I was proud. 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 soldiers. 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