The Flag of the United States of America

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:24 pm

Hey folks,

I hope no one takes any offense of me posting this here, but I thought this was well worth sharing.

I just received this and it is simply OUTSTANDING ! to say the least, probably one of the better ones, I have ever received. I believe even my friends north of our borders, up in Canada will also agree. Then to have Elvis singing in the background, will give you goose bumps.

Sorry I can't attach the background music of Evis or the pictues but it a an excellent choice for who ever made this email. Anyone who would like for me to forward it onto them, please send me an email at:

jnmn89@sbcglobal.net


God Bless the United States, and Canada for our troops at home & abroad,


John Niekamp


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The Flag of the United States of America


If you're interested, Elvis is singing "America The Beautiful" on this email, so have your speakers on.

If this doesn't give you chills, you should pack up and move on to another country.


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 truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
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, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
I'm presently in the mountains of Afganistan and the hot and dusty deserts of Iraq and wherever freedom is needed.
I led my troops, I was dirty, battleworn 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 in the streets of my country.
And when it's done 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 soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent
at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,

I am proud.



Please forward my message to all who still love and respect me that I may fly proudly for another two hundred years.