|I was born on
June 14th, 1777.
I am more than just cloth shaped into a design.
I am the refuge of the World's oppressed people.
I am the silent sentinel of Freedom.
I am the emblem of the greatest sovereign nation on earth,
I am the inspiration
for which American Patriots
I have led your sons into battle from Valley Forge to the steaming, treacherous jungles of Vietnam.
I walk in silence
with each of your Honored Dead, to their final
I have flown through
Peace and War, Strife and Prosperity, and
My Red stripes
- symbolize the blood spilled in defense
My White Stripes
- signify the burning tears shed by Americans
My Blue Field - is indicative of God's heaven under which I fly.
My stars - clustered
together, unify 50 states as one,
"Old Glory" is my nickname, and proudly I wave on high.
Honor Me, Respect Me, Defend Me with your lives and your fortunes.
Never let my enemies
tear me down from my lofty position,
Keep alight the
fires of patriotism, strive earnestly for
God and keep His commandments, and I
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