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hydrotx
September 13, 2001, 15:11
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 STAND GUARD WITH THE
GREATEST MILITARY POWER
IN THE WORLD.

LOOK UP! – AND SEE ME! I
STAND FOR PEACE – HONOR –
TRUTH -- & 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
WORSHIPPED – I AM SALUTED
I AM RESPECTED, I AM
REVERED – I AM LOVED, &…
I AM FEARED!
I HAVE FOUGHT IN EVERY
BATTLE OF EVERY WAR, FOR
MORE THAN 200 YEARS:

GETTYSBURG, SHILO,
APPOMATTOX, SAN JUAN
HILL, THE TRENCHES OF
FRANCE, THE ARGONNE
FORREST, ANZIO, ROME, THE
BEACHES OF NORMANDY,
GUAM, OKINAWA, JAPAN,
KOREA, VIETNAM, IN THE
PERSION GULF &… A SCORE
OF PLACES, LONG FORGOTTEN,
BY ALL, BUT THOSE WHO
WERE THERE WITH ME,…I
WAS THERE.

I LEAD MY SOLDIERS – I
FOLLOWED THEM, I WATCH
OVER THEM, -- THEY LOVE ME.

I WAS ON A SMALL HILL IN
IWO JIMA, I WAS DIRTY,
BATTLE WORN & TIRED,…
BUT MY SOLDIERS CHEERED
ME!,… & I WAS PROUD!
I HAVE BEEN SOILED,
BURNED, TORN & TRAMPLED
ON THE STREETS OF
COUNTRIES THAT I HAVE
HELPED SET FREE. IT DOES
NOT HURT,…FOR I AM
INVINCIBLE.
ON THE STREETS OF MY OWN
COUNTRY,…& WHEN IT’S
BY THOSE WHOM I HAVE
SERVED IN BATTLE WITH,…
IT HURTS.

BUT I SHALL OVERCOME---
FOR I AM STRONG! I HAVE
SLIPPED THE BONDS OF
EARTH & FROM MY VANTAGE
POINT ON THE MOON, I
STAND WATCH OVER THE
UNCHARTED NEW FRONTIERS
OF SPACE.

I HAVE BEEN A SILENT
WITNESS TO ALL OF
AMERICA’S FINEST HOURS.
BUT MY FINEST HOUR COMES
WHEN I AM TORN INTO STRIP,
TO BE USED AS BANDAGES
FOR MY WOUNDED
COMRADES ON THE FIELD OF
BATTLE,…WHEN I FLY HALF
MAST TO HONOR MY
SOLDIERS,…& WHEN I
LIE IN THE TREMBLING ARMS
OF A GREIVING MOTHER, AT
THE GRAVESIDE OF HER
FALLEN SON OR DAUGHTER,

I AM PROUD,..MY NAME IS
“OLD GLORY”,…LONG MAY I
WAVE,…DEAR GOD,…
LONG MAY I WAVE.

God Bless America

ricochet
September 13, 2001, 15:50
Originally posted by hydrotx:
<STRONG>I AM THE FLAG, OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MY NAME, IS “OLD GLORY”.


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I AM PROUD,..MY NAME IS
“OLD GLORY”,…LONG MAY I
WAVE,…DEAR GOD,…
LONG MAY I WAVE.

God Bless America</STRONG>

Great. She may get bloody again,
but I am proud to be on this side
of her. We may unleash hell soon,
and they'll do what it takes for
old glory. We may be a few runs
down, but we haven't batted yet.

ironman0311
September 13, 2001, 17:07
Bloodied but unbroken and untorn.

Our bitter tears of sorrow ... will soon turn to burning tears of Rage.

We will count our friends and mark our enemies, and when we have the range our vengeance will be swift and overwhelming.

May take a while ... but then "vengeance is best served on a cold plate"...

We will visit them soon.

Semper Fi-

Ironman0311