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United States of America Flag

I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the worlds tallest buildings.
I stand watch in American 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 are a little 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 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, and Rome.
And the beaches of Normandy, Guam, Okinawa, Korea, Saigon 
and Vietnam know me,  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 been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets 
of my country.
And when its by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for I am strong.
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 
soldiers, or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the 
grave of their fallen son or daughter, I am proud.      

LONG MAY I WAVE.                  
DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN