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Posted by: marybeth (score10_gymnast@ThisIsToPreventSpam-882-RemoveThis.comcast.net) on 7 Apr 2003 at 1:21:01 PM
In-Reply-To: Old Glory posted by Del Abe Jones on 11:06:02 AM 17 Sep 2002
: They said, "It's alright to burn it."
: "You can throw it to the ground."
: "You can wear it on your back.
: That symbol of the freedom bound.
: It's been through catastrophes -
: Flown high in wartimes' strife -
: Men swore they would protect it
: And did so with their life.
: What makes them so supreme -
: The high court of this land
: To tell us when those Stars and Stripes
: Should fall; when they should stand.
: What right do they think they have
: To let our flag be set ablaze -
: Once, it was loved and respected -
: Back there, in the good ol' days.
: OLD GLORY
: More than two hundred years ago
: Betsy Ross sewed strips of rag -
: From those bits of colored cloth
: Was shaped "Old Glory", our grand flag.
: Stripes of red and white
: For the thirteen colonies -
: White stars against the blue
: Began waving in the breeze.
: It's gone through minor changes -
: With stars added, as we grew -
: It's flown proudly o'er our land
: And in some other countries, too.
: That symbol of our freedom -
: Should be protected, at all cost -
: But now our reverence for it
: Seems, to be getting lost.
: There are some things so sacred
: To our great American way
: That, those who desecrate it
: Should, have a price, to pay.
: Even though each buys his own
: That flag belongs to us all -
: It's owned by all the people
: And we should never let it fall.
: Just wrote this! A little rough!
: OLD GLORY IN 2001
: Those "STARS AND STRIPES" gained new meaning
: In the year two thousand and one
: It flew prouder over our Country
: Where a new war had begun.
: On September eleventh
: "They" tried to bring it down
: Along with those "Two Towers"
: That came crashing to the ground.
: But, the American people caught it
: And held it high for all to see
: This is still, "THE HOME OF THE BRAVE"
: And, "THE LAND OF THE FREE".
: Those people who do evil
: Will shudder at the sight
: As "OLD GLORY" catches them
: In all it's power and might.
: We might not always do justice
: Under it's waving grace
: But, it's meaning to Freedom
: Will always stand it's place.
: It's always been a symbol
: And hope, for people in this world
: It sends a very special message
: Each time, it is unfurled.
: The "STARS AND STRIPES" will wave
: Those colors, "RED, WHITE, AND BLUE"
: As long, as there are Freedom lovers
: Or all life on Earth, is through.
: Del "Abe" Jones
: 9-17-02 Constitution Day
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