I AM THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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 bit 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 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 Khe San,
Saigon, Vietnam know me,
I was there.
I lead my troops,
I was dirty, battleworn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me
And I was proud.
In short, Happy Independence Day – and Happy Birthday to the United States of America!
The Mithril Guardian