"I am Your Flag"
I was born on June 14, 1777.
I am more than just cloth shaped into a design.
I am the refuge of the World´s oppressed people.
I am the silent sentinel of Freedom.
I am the emblem of the greatest sovereign Nation on earth.
I am the inspiration for which American Patriots gave their lives and fortunes.
I have led your son into battle from Valley Forge to the Bloody Swamps of Vietnam to the sandy beaches of the Persian Gulf.
I walk in silence with each of your Honored Dead, to their final resting place beneath the silent White Crosses, row upon row.
I have flown through Peace and War, Strife and Prosperity, and amidst it all I have been respected.
My Red Stripes...symbolize the blood spilled in defense of this glorious Nation.
My White Stripes...signify the burning tears shed by Americans who lost their sons.
My Blue Field...is indicative of God´s heaven under which I fly.
My Stars...clustered together, unify 50 States as one, for God and Country.
Old Glory is my nickname, and I proudly wave on high.
Honor Me, Respect Me, Defend Me with your lives and fortunes.
Never let my enemies tear me down from my lofty position, lest I never return.
Keep alight the fires of Patriotism, strive in earnest for the spirit of Democracy.
Worship Eternal God and keep His Commandments, and I shall remain the bulwark of Peace and Freedom for all of Mankind.
I AM YOUR FLAG!