by Howard Schnauber

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 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

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 had 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 American'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.