This beautiful graphic was designed by Chief Jeff Hobrath
http://www.navychief.com/

 

   

I Am The Flag of The United States 0f 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 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.
The people of Korea, Vietnam and Kuwait know me as a banner of freedom.

I was there.
I led my troops,
I was dirty, battle worn 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 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 countryman,
When I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent

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 their life in a national disaster
To save the life of another, as so many did at the Pentagon

Or the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11/01.


MY NAME IS OLD GLORY LONG MAY I WAVE.
DEAR GOD  IN HEAVEN LONG MAY I WAVE
 PLEASE FORWARD MY MESSAGE
 TO ALL WHO STILL LOVE AND RESPECT ME,
THAT I MAY FLY PROUDLY
FOR ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED YEARS.

Learn  the history of the US flag--- click on the URL below

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/4182/main.html

 

 

 

Memorial To America

Still fall the tears,
the tears that have no end;
Still, through the dust
our hopes and fears depend.
Never forget
what happened on this day,
Light-years from now
a Nation's heart will say,
'Never forget
when Innocents were slain,
Never forget 
this Nation's grief and pain'.

by

Shirley Frances Winskill 
Oct 2001

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Tribute To America

'You carry the troubles of all the world',
a friend once said, to me,
But how can you close your inner eye,
and pretend you just don't see?
How can you help but share, and feel
America's grief and pain,
Knowing they'll never hear, or hold
a loved one, once again ?
Right now, no words can take away
the anguish they go through,
They say that 'Time' heals everything,
Let's hope that this is true.
We stand beside, salute with Pride
the Courage of this Race,
The one thing in a sad, sad World
that 'Time' will not erase.

by

Shirley Frances Winskill
September 2001


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From my friend Shirley in England
thank you for these loving caring poems
and this beautiful gift

 

 

Thank you Mike
For this very beautiful gift

 

From Dottie-USA
Please visit and sign the WALL OF PEACE..
Let us all stand united

 

The world Mourn

 

 

From Ellen-USA

 

 

From Simone -Australia

 

 

From Kath-USA

 

 

From Anita-USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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